Did you know that 100 years ago there used to be a building-sized elephant on Coney Island across the street from the Cyclone? Or, that using our #MapWarper you can georectify (digitally align) historical maps in NYPL's collection to match modern maps? Learn more: http://maps.nypl.org/warper/ #TeachNYPL Photos, James Lafferty, Elephant Hotels, Islands Elephant, Elephantin Colossus, Buildings, Architecture, Drawing, Coney Islands
The Elephant Clock. Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari (1136-1206 Turkey). Rare Syrian illuminated manuscript. 1315 CE Mamluk period. Copyist, Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif. This device, his most famous and elaborate. Al-Jaziri's work is famed not merely for it's ingenuity and broad knowledge of techniques but because as an engineer his diagrams are complete with precise details and practical instructions for making them which made them widely influential.
Embroidery Birds Mountains Pattern Cartography Map Collage by selflesh - Archival Print 11 x 17 - Passage de Selflesh