Leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: Angels Restrain the Four Winds; the Angel Ascends from the Rising Sun
Illustrated Beatus manuscripts bring to life an extraordinary vision of the end of the world, as recorded by Saint John in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) and filtered through the lens of Beatus of Liébana,... more
Detail of a miniature of John and the angel witnessing four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds, in illustration of Revelation 7:1. Image taken from f. 132 of La lumier... more
Recto: Landscape with Trees and Figures (? Remarks on the Winds and the Lay-out of the City; Vitruvius, Book 1, Chapter 6, nos. 2, 3): Verso: Blank.
Attributed to a member of the Sangallo family (Florence, ca. 1530–1545)
The rock of Aeolus, surrounded by water, with steps leading up the rock, the heads of three of the four winds on each corner blowing outwards, Aeolus crowned at the summit, four winds in the sky around him, from 'The contest of the seasons' (La gara delle stagioni)
Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)
According to the prominent biographer of artists Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613–1696), the Baroque sculptor Alessandro Algardi, active in Rome, modeled a set of four firedogs representing the four elements in th... more
A new and correct map of the world : laid down according to the newest observations & discoveries in several different projections including the trade winds, monsoons, variation of the compass, and illustrated with a coelestial planisphere, the various systems of Ptolomy, Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe together with ye apearances of the planets &c. /
A map of the West-Indies or the islands of America in the North Sea; with ye adjacent countries; explaning [sic] what belongs to Spain, England, France, Holland &c. also ye trade winds, and ye several tracts made by ye galeons and flota from place to place. According to ye newest and most exact observations,
Drawing shows Niagara Falls from the side and below, from the vantage point of the Cave of the Winds. Wallis was a British Commissioner from the Foreign Office to the United States in 1853.
Public library and temple of the winds / W. Simpson del. ; E. Walker lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.
Destruction of the public library and the Temple of the Winds following the Russian evacuation of Sevastopolʹ on September 8th 1855.