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Hieroglyphic Journal of a Voyage to the Caribbean (1815)

Adam Green - September 6, 2017 in carribean, diary, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, jamaica, journal, madeira, symbols, travel journal, west indies

Unusual and delightfully ingenious book which employs a series of "hieroglyphic" plates to frame an account of a trade voyage to the Caribbean.

Hieroglyphic Journal of a Voyage to the Caribbean (1815)

Adam Green - September 6, 2017 in carribean, diary, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, jamaica, journal, madeira, symbols, travel journal, west indies

Unusual and delightfully ingenious book which employs a series of "hieroglyphic" plates to frame an account of a trade voyage to the Caribbean.

Hieroglyphic Journal of a Voyage to the Caribbean (1815)

Adam Green - September 6, 2017 in carribean, diary, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, jamaica, journal, madeira, symbols, travel journal, west indies

Unusual and delightfully ingenious book which employs a series of "hieroglyphic" plates to frame an account of a trade voyage to the Caribbean.

Arcimboldo-esque Composite Portraits of Trades (ca. 1800)

Adam Green - April 18, 2017 in arcimboldo, barber, florist, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, job, musician, Nicolas de Larmessin, profession, Trade, writer

Lovely aquatint print depicting four composite portraits for the professions of florist, writer, musician, and barber — their features made up entirely from the tools of their trades.

Arcimboldo-esque Composite Portraits of Trades (ca. 1800)

Adam Green - April 18, 2017 in arcimboldo, barber, florist, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, job, musician, Nicolas de Larmessin, profession, Trade, writer

Lovely aquatint print depicting four composite portraits for the professions of florist, writer, musician, and barber — their features made up entirely from the tools of their trades.

Athanasius Kircher and the Hieroglyphic Sphinx

Adam Green - May 16, 2013 in Art & Illustrations, Articles, athanasius kircher, Books, code, Culture & History, egypt, hieroglyphs, kircher, Religion, Myth & Legend

More than 170 years before Jean-François Champollion had the first real success i…