Tag Archives: 1600s

What seems to be a smiley from 1648 (top), written by the poet Robert Herrick, is most likely not. The same book contained more smilies (bottom) that indicate that it’s not supposed to be read as an emoticon. See Slate’s article for more examples and information.

From the Isfahan Royal Mosque in Iran, built in the 1600s. It’s on UNESCO’s list of world heritages. 

Music in Croatian glagolitic, 1600s. More pics & info here.

A belt from ca 1680, symbolizing a treaty between the north American Turtle Clan and William Penn, who said “We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good-will; no advantage shall be taken on either side”.

Not sure how well that worked out… Also, seems like the belt was copyrighted in 1905.

From the 1600s – the Topkapi Scoll covers geometry, architecture and ornamentation. More here.

Wall mosaic from the Mosque of Al Burdayni in Cairo, produced in the 17th century. Via.

Alchemical Symbols from Le vray et methodiqve covrs de la physiqve resolvtive : vvlgairement dite chymie …  by Annibal Barlet (Paris, 1657).

Wall mosaic from the Mosque of Al Burdayni in Cairo, produced in the 17th century. Via.

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From the Department of Awesome Interiors comes the breathtakingly elaborate and colourful Peacock Room, located inside the abandoned Sammezzano Castle in Tuscany. The now derelict castle was built in 1605.

Photos via Romany WG and Martino Zegwaard

[via Design You Trust and inthralld.]

Praça dos Restauradores (Lisbon). The square is dedicated to the restoration of the independence of Portugal in 1640. Photo by Simon Zino.