Monday, August 8, 2011

Free Printables

“The NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historicalmaps, vintage posters, rare prints,photographs and more.”

How cool would these aquatic blue algae prints look on the wall?

Conferva æruginosa.Chylocladia kaliformis.Odonthalia dentata.Gigartina acicularis.Rhodomenia ciliata.

Or a framed vintage map:

A map of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands with the Adjascent Parts.

Or perhaps printing these hot air balloons on colored paper?

An exact representation of Mr. Lunardi's balloon travelling with himself.Apparatus used by Mr. Lunardi to fill his aerostatic machine.

Or getting inspiration from these gilded manuscripts.

Page of text with initials, rubric, floreate border, small miniature of an altar boy, holding a book and ringing a bell (Ps. Exultate deo); catchword. The weasel and the rooster [cont.]; The fox with the cropped tail.

Page of text with initial and drawing.Shelling pecans at home

There are many pretty botanical illustrations to choose from. I think the ferns in big white frames would be pretty.

Les fleurs animées. [Illustrated frontis piece]Pinus cembra; Kedr sibirskoi [Siberian pine]A. Lastrea Filix-mas cristata. B. L. Filix-mas polydactyla. [The male fern, or Common buckler fern]Polypodium Robertianum. [The limestone polypod]

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