Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus,
earumque diversis statibus, conditionibus, moribus, ritibus ...
necnon universis pene animalibus in Septentrione degentibus,
(HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN PEOPLES, Rome 1555)
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The great encyclopaedia is profusely illustrated with woodcuts giving rich detail of facts and beliefs, but primarily from my point of view, it is rich in devising ways in which the intangible could be communicated. In many cases the book shows things which hadn't been seen before using graphic formulae of some complexity without that easy grace associated with Mediterranean visual cultures.