Looking for old post on made-up flora and fauna
March 7, 2009 5:28 PM   Subscribe

A couple of years ago I saw a post that presented a book that someone wrote and illustrated that had a whole fantastical world's flora and fauna (I think) like a catalog... as I recall it was written in a completely made-up language, but absolutely amazingly detailed. I've searched everything I could think of (illustration, encyclopedia, animals, fantasy, etc.) but can't remember what it was called or who wrote it. Help please!
posted by bloomicy to Media & Arts (6 answers total)

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Could it be the Voynich manuscript?
posted by Theloupgarou at 5:34 PM on March 7, 2009


Codex Seraphinianus
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:38 PM on March 7, 2009


That has to be the Codex Seraphinianus, it is absolutely beautiful. I'd love to hear from anyone who actually took the time to figure out if the codex is crackable...
posted by modal_citizen at 6:23 PM on March 7, 2009


The page number system has been cracked, but not (as far as I know) the text.
posted by hades at 6:50 PM on March 7, 2009


I vote for the Voynich manuscript.
posted by Max Power at 7:13 PM on March 7, 2009


Codex Seraphinianus: previously, also
Voynich Manuscript: previously, also
posted by hades at 8:17 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


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