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Featured Materials


Detail from Les Roses by Pierre Joseph Redoute, Paris, De L’I,primerie de Firmin Didot, 1824


Sketches towards a Hortus botanicus americanus by William Jowit Titford
Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1812



 A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick,
Edward Walker, New Castle 1809



The WunderCabinet: The Curious Worlds of by Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen
Heavenly Monkey Editions, Vancouver, 2011



Detail of a rare early map of Florida by Theodor de Bry from Brevis Narratio Eorum quæ in Florida Americæ… 1591, depicting a mountain range in the middle of the state.



Photograph from Bunny Yeager Collection (in process)



Illustration from The Miracle of Coral Gables by Rex Beach; illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
Currier & Harford ltd., NY, 1926



The Complaint, and the Consolation; Or, Night Thoughts by Edward Young; illustrated by William Blake
Noble for R. Edwards, London, 1797



Caribbean Cooking by P. De Brissiere, features a selection of West Indian recipes such as Whelk soup and custard-based “Floating Islands” dessert made from guava jelly and egg whites.
New Europe Pub. Co. London, 1946



The Face
Wagadon Ltd. London, 1980-2004
Zine Collection

Boom-Shacka-Lacka, 1989
Reggae Fanzine Collection, 1975-2001
Box 1, Folder 3


Pan American World Airways “A Very Small World Indeed” ad sketch by Paolo Garretto