March 18th, 2008

by the sea

The Fantastic in Art and Fiction

About the Site
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Sponsored by Cornell University's Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC) this image-bank provides a visual resource for the study of the Fantastic or of the supernatural in fiction and in art.

Cornell's library holdings in several areas provide a deep well from which to draw for a project such as this one. The incomparable Witchcraft collection, the History of Science collection, a recent grouping of Russian Fables and Fairy Tales now on deposit in Kroch library and the serendipitous discoveries that seem so readily to occur once the search gets under way, have resulted in a data-base of nearly 300 images, distributed among several general rubriques or thematic clusters, with search and cross-referencing capabilities

Johann Georg Hagelgans. Sphaera Coelestis Mystica. n.c. : n.p., 1739, Plate 7.
hand-colored. geometrical diagram of biblical passages



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