German and Latin written together - Der erschreckliche und recht wunderseltzsam-geschwäntzte Comet, discovered in 1680

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More interesting stuff from history that I found in the German Wikisource. Here's what German and Latin used to look like written together. Note the different font used every time a Latin word is used; reminds me of Katakana a bit. This document is from 1681 and describes an awesome comet that was seen the year before - this one, the first comet to ever be discovered by a telescope before becoming visible to the naked eye.

Click on the images to see them close up, whereupon the text can be read.


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