Harley MS 3448 f. 10v bees c13744-42a

A medieval Hundred-Acre-Wood?

Detail of a miniature of bees guarding their hives against a marauding bear, from Flore de virtu e de costumi (Flowers of Virtue and of Custom), Italy (Padua?), 2nd quarter of the 15th century, Harley MS 3448, f. 10v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/bugs-in-books.html#sthash.C71aHyWG.dpuf
Detail of a miniature of bees guarding their hives against a marauding bear, from Flore de virtu e de costumi (Flowers of Virtue and of Custom), Italy (Padua?), 2nd quarter of the 15th century, Harley MS 3448, f. 10v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/bugs-in-books.html#sthash.C71aHyWG.dpuf
Detail of a miniature of bees guarding their hives against a marauding bear, from Flore de virtu e de costumi (Flowers of Virtue and of Custom), Italy (Padua?), 2nd quarter of the 15th century, Harley MS 3448, f. 10v - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/bugs-in-books.html#sthash.C71aHyWG.dpuf

 

~iO9 posted an awesomely awesome picture post with sea creatures from historical maps, or what I consider, marginalia of maps. What could be better?

 

~The British Library's Manuscripts blog posted today about bugs in manuscripts, and there are some gorgeous illustrations, as well as some amusing ones.

 

~See the earliest illustration of Frankenstein's monster (1831) over at the Telegraph.