World Destroyed by Water / Gustave Dore

Wood engraved illustration of the World Destroyed by Water (Genesis 7:24 ) created by French artist Gustave Doré for a deluxe edition of the Bible de Tours, circa 1866.

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The Luncheon on the Grass

A lovely engraved illustration by Theodor de Bry (1528 – 1598) describing the alleged cannibalistic habits of  Tupinambá people of Brazil (and a Monday morning in a contemporary office) . The source of information was a best-seller written by Hans Staden (1525 — 1579) , a German soldier and mariner who voyaged to South America , got captured by Tupinambá  and described his experiences in the book.  Have a great week everybody!