The Public Domain Review

The Public Domain Review is dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas – focusing on works now fallen into the public domain, the vast commons of out-of-copyright material that everyone is free to enjoy, share, and build upon without restrictions.

Detail from an image in Andreas Cellarius’ Harmonia Macrocosmica (1660), an atlas of the stars from the Dutch Golden Age of cartography which maps the structure of the heavens in twenty-nine extraordinary double-folio spreads.
Illustration from the “macrocosm” chapter in the great occult philosopher Robert Fludd’s The Metaphysical, Physical, and Technical History of the Two Worlds (1617–21).

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