Friday, February 3, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 17C Skittles for Children
A Czech boy with a mallet (4) drives a tennis-sized wooden ball to an iron ring and (3) portrays skittles pins played in a small, enclosed area. Orbis Sensualium Pictus (The Visible World, first edition 1657), a woodcut from the text by Johann Amos Comenius. Orbis Pictus, or Orbis Sensualium Pictus (The Visible World in Pictures) is a textbook for children written by Czech educator Comenius. It is a prototype of a children’s encyclopedia and is considered to be one of the first picture books intended for children.