16th-Century Pattern Book for Scribes

A medieval pattern book for scribes composed of two parts and dating from around 1510 and hailing from Swabia, Germany – including lots of wonderful calligraphy….more

Circulation of Ch’i (1886)

A nineteenth-century Taoist ink drawing by an unknown Chinese artist, showing the circulation of ch’i (or qì) through the human body….more

Views of the Tesseract (1904)

A series of images from Charles Howard Hinton’s The Fourth Dimension (1904), a book all about the “tesseract” – a four-dimensional analog of the cube, the t…more

Transference of Thoughts (1885)

The drawings in this picture were made by one person drawing something, after which another person tried to copy it without seeing the originally drawn picture….more