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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Olaus Rudbeck the Elder (1630-1702) was a generally awesome dude. He was professor of medicine but also lectured in music, architecture, physics and many other subjects, he discovered the lymphatic system, built an anatomical theatre in Uppsala (which still stands), made his own fireworks (he loved explosions) and wrote a four-volume opus on why Sweden was Atlantis. The Atlantica is absolutely mad, but some of it is still pretty impressive. This portrait is the frontispiece of the first volume - Rudbeck is in the middle, cutting up the map to reveal Atlantis hidden in Sweden, while various Greek and Latin authors (they all have name-tags) watch in astonishment. 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Olaus Rudbeck the Elder (1630-1702) was a generally awesome dude. He was professor of medicine but also lectured in music, architecture, physics and many other subjects, he discovered the lymphatic system, built an anatomical theatre in Uppsala (which still stands), made his own fireworks (he loved explosions) and wrote a four-volume opus on why Sweden was Atlantis. The Atlantica is absolutely mad, but some of it is still pretty impressive. This portrait is the frontispiece of the first volume - Rudbeck is in the middle, cutting up the map to reveal Atlantis hidden in Sweden, while various Greek and Latin authors (they all have name-tags) watch in astonishment.