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LUCIFER Engraving made by Cornelis Galle I, After Lodovico Cigoli, Belgium, 1591-1650.

An engraving of Dante’s encounter with Lucifer/Satan at the end of the Inferno. Illustrators of Dante have given us a number of depictions of Dante’s fallen angel—a monstrous beast with multiple wings and three heads

A few spreads from the beautifully illustrated book ‘Sertum Orchidaceum: A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers /Selected by John Lindley’. Illustrated by Sarah Ann Drake.