Varia: A Huge Hodgepodge of Images

Categories: Atlases & Maps, History, Nature & Natural History, Other, Places & Travel
Written By: John

This is a collection of images shared with me by the man who scanned them from various antique bibles and other old books, including:  Mathematical Astronomy by C.W.C. Barlow & G.H. Bryan (1893); Dawn of Astronomy by Sir Norman Lockyer (late 1800’s); Baedeker’s Palestine and Syria (1912); An Illustrated History of the Holy Bible, published by Henry Bill (1871); and The Holy Bible, published by John E. Potter and Company (late 1800’s).

Rather than being organized by the book they come from, they are roughly organized by subject. This is because they were given to me this way by the person who scanned them, William Struse, and I have kept his organization. The images are all public domain and he shared them with me with the understanding they would be offered for free here. He has only thumbnails on his site, and this was an easy way for him to share the larger images with a broader audience.  The maximum size of each image varies greatly.  I have edited them extensively to clean up the dirt and shadows and to darken, brighten, and otherwise enhance the lines.  A lot of text shows through from the obverse side of the leaves, but there was little that could be done about that.  I have been working on the captions, but so far have gotten to only about half of them.  There are close to 500 images in all.

Within the main GALLERY PAGE for this collection there are 14 separate albums, roughly sorted by subject.  They are:

Animals
Birds
Coins
Dwellings
Insects
Jewelry
Maps
Musical Instruments
Plants
Ships and Vehicles
Temples and Priests
Trees
Weapons
Other Images

Below are some sample image from each album.  Each thumbnail image will lead directly to that pictures page in the sub-album of the gallery.  Keep in mind there are many more images in the gallery than shown here.

ANIMALS

Mole-Rat

Mole-Rat

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Camels

Camels

Egyptian Asses

Egyptian Asses

Egyptian Frogs

Egyptian Frogs

Horse

Horse

Serpent

Serpent

Snake

Snake

Syrian Bear

Syrian Bear

Wild Goats

Wild Goats

Wolf

Wolf

BIRDS

Crane

Crane

Cormorant

Cormorant

Ospray (Osprey)

Ospray (Osprey)

Owl

Owl

Stork

Stork

Vulture

Vulture

Quail

Quail

COINS

Coin of Augustus

Coin of Augustus

Coin of Agrippa

Coin of Agrippa

Coin of Macedonia

Coin of Macedonia

Denarius of Tiberius

Denarius of Tiberius

various

various

DWELLINGS

Arab Huts and Sheep-cotes at Busheir

Arab Huts and Sheep-cotes at Busheir

Tents

Tents

Tent and Man with Spear

Tent and Man with Spear

Egyptian House

Egyptian House

Walled City

Walled City

INSECTS

Egyptian Fly

Egyptian Fly

Hornet

Hornet

Locusts

Locusts

Pyramidal Nests of the White Ant

Pyramidal Nests of the White Ant

Scorpion

Scorpion

Spider

Spider

Turret Nests of the White Ant

Turret Nests of the White Ant

JEWELRY

Assyrian Ear-rings

Assyrian Ear-rings

Different Forms of Eastern Crowns

Different Forms of Eastern Crowns

Ear-rings

Ear-rings

Egyptian Ring Money

Egyptian Ring Money

Flambeaux, from Roman Gems

Flambeaux, from Roman Gems

Hhegabs, or Amulets, of Modern Egypt

Hhegabs, or Amulets, of Modern Egypt

Khizam, or Nose-jewel, of modern Egypt

Khizam, or Nose-jewel, of modern Egypt

MAPS

Acre & Environs

Acre & Environs

Bethleem, Beit-Lahm

Bethleem, Beit-Lahm

Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount

Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount

Environs of the Monastery of Mt. Sinai and of the Jebel Musa

Environs of the Monastery of Mt. Sinai and of the Jebel Musa

Jaffa

Jaffa

Plan of Babylon

Plan of Babylon

Southern Palestine

Southern Palestine

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Dulcimer or Bagpipe

"Dulcimer" or Bagpipe

A Player on the Harp

A Player on the Harp

Double-Flute Players

Double-Flute Players

Egyptian Harp

Egyptian Harp

Modern Egyptian Flut Player

Modern Egyptian Flute Player

Muse with an early form of lyre

Muse with an early form of lyre

Oriental Insruments of the Drum Kind

Oriental Instruments of the Drum Kind

Roman Trumpet

Roman Trumpet

Tambourine Players

Tambourine Players

PLANTS

Cassia

Cassia

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Ears of Corn

Ears of Corn

Frankincense

Frankincense

Grapes of Palestine

Grapes of Palestine

Lign-Aloe

Lign-Aloe

Melon

Melon

Spices - Nutmeg

Spices - Nutmeg

Reeds

Reeds

Sweet Cane

Sweet Cane

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

Thorn

Thorn

Buds of Spices - Pepper, Chestnut, catkins, florets, stamens, pistils

Buds of Spices - Pepper, Chestnut, catkins, florets, stamens, pistils

SHIPS AND VEHICLES

Ancient Chariot

Ancient Chariot

Ancient Egyptian and Roman Ships

Ancient Egyptian and Roman Ships

Ancient Egyptian War Chariot

Ancient Egyptian War Chariot

Ancient Rowing Vessels

Ancient Rowing Vessels

Camels, a Caravan

Camels, a Caravan

Tabernacle

Tabernacle

Boats conveying stone and timber

Boats conveying stone and timber

Ethiopian Car, Dran by Oxen

Ethiopian Car, Drawn by Oxen

Turkish Arabah, or Cart

Turkish Arabah, or Cart

TEMPLES AND PRIESTS

Altar of burnt offering

Altar of burnt offering

Altar of Incense

Altar of Incense

Costume of the High Priest

Costume of the High Priest

The Golden Candlestick

The Golden Candlestick

High Priests on the day of Atonement

High Priests on the day of Atonement

The Holy of Holies and the Officiating High Priest

The Holy of Holies and the Officiating High Priest

Interior of the Tabernacle - the veil between the holy places removed

Interior of the Tabernacle - the veil between the holy places removed

Moses Consecrating Aaron

Moses Consecrating Aaron

Aaron with the Scape-goat showing Costume of the High Priest and Levites (scapegoat sacrifice)

Aaron with the Scape-goat showing Costume of the High Priest and Levites (scapegoat sacrifice)

Rams-Horn Blower

Ram's-Horn Blower

Service of Gershonites

Service of Gershonites

Service of the Merarites

Service of the Merarites

Probable form of the Table of Showbread - Priests removing the old and placing the new

Probable form of the Table of Showbread - Priests removing the old and placing the new

The Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant

The Molten Sea

The Molten Sea

Trespass Offering of the Poor

Trespass Offering of the Poor

The Tabernacle in the Midst of the Encampment

The Tabernacle in the Midst of the Encampment

TREES

Almond Tree - Amygdalus commums

Almond Tree - Amygdalus commums

Bamboo Tree

Bamboo Tree

Commmon Elm - Ulmus Campestris

Commmon Elm - Ulmus Campestris

Date-Palm - Phoenix dactylifera

Date-Palm - Phoenix dactylifera

Fig Leaves

Fig Leaves

Fruit of Palm

Fruit of Palm

Fruit of the Pinus Pinea, or Stone Pine

Fruit of the Pinus Pinea, or Stone Pine

Gopher Wood - Cupressus Sempervirens

Gopher Wood - Cupressus Sempervirens

Sycainore Figs - Ficus Sycamorus

Sycainore Figs - Ficus Sycamorus

Tree planted by the waters

Tree planted by the waters

Wild Date Palm, found in the Sinai mountains

Wild Date Palm, found in the Sinai mountains

Wormwood - Artemisia absinthium

Wormwood - Artemisia absinthium

WEAPONS

Ancient Helmets and Coats of Mail

Ancient Helmets and Coats of Mail

Ancient Persian Shields and Spears

Ancient Persian Shields and Spears

Ancient Roman Combat

Ancient Roman Combat

Ancient Swords and Daggers

Ancient Swords and Daggers

Archers of Bowmen - bows arrows and shield

Archers of Bowmen - bows arrows and shield

Catapulta

Catapulta

Balista prepared for discharge of a stone

Balista prepared for discharge of a stone

Egyptian Fencers

Egyptian Fencers

Egyptian Maces and Clubs, Syrian MAces and Clubs

Egyptian Maces and Clubs, Syrian Maces and Clubs

Man in Scale Armor

Man in Scale Armor

Ancient Armor, Persian Horseman

Ancient Armor, Persian Horseman

Testudo, or Tortoise-Shield

Testudo, or Tortoise-Shield

Throwing a Javelin

Throwing a Javelin

OTHER

Alabaster Boxes

Alabaster Boxes

Ancient Well

Ancient Well

Assyrian seal or cylinder of Sennacherib

Assyrian seal or cylinder of Sennacherib

Assyrian Shoes

Assyrian Shoes

Clog Almanac - Raxon Reive Pole

Clog Almanac - Raxon Reive Pole

Egyptian Needle-work

Egyptian Needle-work

Fine Lime-grinding Mill at Cairo

Fine Lime-grinding Mill at Cairo

Girl pouring Wine from a leathern Bottle

Girl pouring Wine from a leathern Bottle

Mummy Cases and Marble Sarcophagi

Mummy Cases and Marble Sarcophagi

Patterns of Egyptian Moasaic

Patterns of Egyptian Moasaic

Roman Lantern, Column of Trajan, Roman Flambeaux

Roman Lantern, Column of Trajan, Roman Flambeaux

Sheepcotes

Sheepcotes

Various Forms of Ancient Sun Dials

Various Forms of Ancient Sun Dials

Ur of the Caldees

Ur of the Caldees

Use of the Style - From Montfaucons Paleographia Graeca

Use of the Style - From Montfaucon's Paleographia Graeca

Daniel in the Lions Den

Daniel in the Lions' Den

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