Celestial Globe // Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) was an Italian Franciscan monk, who published many works as a cosmographer, cartographer and encyclopaedist. He created two giant globes for the Sun King, Louis XIV (1638 – 1715). One of them, the Celestial Globe shows the sky as it was seen on 5th of September 1638, on the birthday of “Louis the Great”. The illustrations were made by Jean-Baptiste Corneille (French Baroque Painter, ca.1649-1695).
“A captivating coming-of-age novel that is, by turns, funny and sad and elegiac” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) about two best friends as their post-grad lives diverge—one into liberal academia, the other into the American military occupation of Iraq.
Tajikistan 20 Somoni 1999 (2000) - Front: Abu Ali ibn Sina (Avicenna) (980-1037), great scientist, Persian encyclopaedist of the Tajik people. Back: Hissar Castle. Artifacts. National Flag of Tajikistan. Watermark: Portrait of Abu Ali ibn Sino.
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus. It is said that Paracelsus meant ‘equal to Celsus’ (referring to the Roman encyclopaedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus), and the change in his name was meant to be an indication of Paracelsus’ desire to rival ancient medical..
Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 BC – c. 50 AD) was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia.