Map of Europe, 1700
17th century map of Europe. Published in 1700, this map by the Dutch cartographer Frederick de Witt (1630-1706) shows the latest knowledge of the geography of Europe. The mapping has improved greatly on earlier maps, though there are still errors and distortions of scale. The inscriptions are in Latin. The title banner at upper left is being carried by cherubs, and below that is a depiction of the mythological tale of Europa, carried away by Zeus who took the form of a white bull. The continent of Europe is named after Europa.
© LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Zephyr, Greek god of the west wind, published 1878
Zephyr - the Greek god of the west wind. Woodcut engraving from the the book "Der Olymp oder die Mythologie der Griechen und Romer (The Olympus or the Mythology of the Greeks and Romans)", published by A.H. Petiscus in C.F. Amelang's Verlag, Leipzig (1878, 18th edition)
508405195, Ancient Civilization, Engraved Image, Greek Mythology, Orie, Woodcut
Hymen and Cupid in ancient Greece
'Cupid plays lyre held by Hymenaios in Ancient Greece.Steel engraving by E. Chavanefrom the original picture by W.Hogarth (1697-1764)Engraving in oval set in rectangle border by Thomas Cook (1744 aa1818), published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1809.Hymen & Cupid. Sitting on a low wall entwined with roses Hymen with garland of roses in the hair and the wedding torch as aindispensable attributeaiDigital restoration by Pictore.Caricature of the politician by W.Hogart.'