One of my favourite blogs is BibliOdyssey, which I’ve mentioned a few times before. It’s a visual historical blog, and it invariably takes my breath away. The entry on “Noble Country Living” is especially rich.
It shows illustrations from Georgica Curiosa, a 3-volume work published in 1682 by Wolf Helmhardt von Hohberg, covering all aspects of daily rural life.
What a feast for a historian! Here are only a few of the illustrations:
For more illustrations and information, be sure to go to the BibliOdyssey website. Wonderfully, the book is online (click “overview” to get to the pages).
Hmmm… things look like they are starting to get interesting around Pg 329!
Ha! So right you are! If only I could read the text. No doubt you could, Doug?