Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another ship. This line drawing is quite different to many of the other illustrations we’ve looked at. There’s movement in the sails, and a sense of perspective which is lacking in many other manuscripts. I don’t know the context of the drawing - whether it is an original piece of art, or an extreme example of marginalia. The facing page is painted and illuminated in an entirely different style.
The book dates from the fifteenth century and is by Gregorio Dati.
London Stone set in front of the blocked east doorway of St Swithin’s church, after 1798 and before its removal to the middle of the church wall; anonymous watercolour, c. 1801 (Guildhall Library, City of London)
… a representative of a common type, and was as found at Santon Downham, between Brandon and Thetford, on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk, where, also, implements belonging to the Paleolithic Period have been discovered.The sides were originally sharp, but have been slightly rounded by grinding. The faces still show, in many places, the surface originally produced by chipping, but all projections have been ground away.
The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments, of Great Britain, 1897, Evans, J