I was hard pressed to find a home page for this Swiss illustrator that captivated me with his amazing accuracy. He’s the first historical illustrator that I’ve seen describe himself as a Scientific Illustrator. His focus is historical building reconstructions and archaeological biographies. You can find reference to his current credentials here.
There is little to no info about this amazing illustrator online. A wiki page has a brief synopsis on him, but I was hard pressed to find any of his work for sale. Many of these pieces I think come from work he did maybe in the early 90’s, so maybe this compilation is just a small glimpse of his work that fits nicely into my historical reconstruction category.
(c) Royal Armouries at the Tower of London; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
I stumbled upon Ivan Lapper while researching another artist. It usually works that way. Many of these good images came from heritage sites which allowed me to compile some of these great work here for future reference.
Fernando G. Baptista
The Fertile Crescent was the heartland of the Neolithic Revolution.
I truly wish I could find more work by this amazing artist. I’m not completely sure that all these pieces of work are his creation alone or if it’s a team of artists at National Geographics. If you would like to keep up with what he’s doing you can check in with him here.
I was lost in this artist illustrations long into the night. I wasn’t sure at first how I would categorize his pieces. But after a while of studying them I think its best they go under historical reconstructions. If you want to find more of his work you can find him here.
This is the last of my Jean-Claude Golvin that I have. Future historical reconstructions will be filled with other great artists that fit into this category, because I love imagining the environment that our ancestors lived in. Thank you Golvin for inspiring me to start this category and to dream bigger.
These works are a good source for anyone trying to get concepts for world building projects, not just historical perspective. That is definitely why I started collecting these in the first place. One look at these birds eye view art pieces and whole worlds come alive.
Every day I see them building the second tallest building on the west coast of the United States here in downtown San Francisco and I can’t help but wonder if these structures will still be standing in a couple thousand years like the Roman aqueducts shown at the top. If so will they hold the same mystique as they are dwarfed by the structures of that distant future.