The beauty of Wellcome Images

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’.

L0010970 Folding AlmanacCredit: Wellcome Library, London. License: CC BY 4.0.