On 21 January 2014 the Wellcome Trust announced that it was releasing the thousands of images in the Wellcome Library’s online image library for personal and commercial use under a Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0. High-resolution images can now be freely downloaded from Wellcome Images for use on blogs like this and in other publications.
To celebrate this wonderful and generous initiative, I reproduce here a page from a late-medieval folded almanac displaying Homo signorum – the man of signs, or ‘zodiac man’.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. License: CC BY 4.0.