botany

Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is an illustrated book of unknown authorship written in a unique script and language, neither of which has yet been deciphered. On almost every page, the text is accompanied by very unusual hand-drawn illustrations ranging from botanical specimens of plants not found on earth to elaborate cosmological diagrams.

Codex Seraphinianus

Originally published in Italy in 1981, the Codex Seraphinianus appears to be an encyclopedia for a world very different from Earth. It is profusely illustrated with colored-pencil drawings of fantastic beings, many of which are hybrids between categories that we generally consider wholly separate: animal-machine, vegetable-mineral.

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