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Study of the phoenix by Jim Kay
On loan from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Background image: detail from a Medieval Bestiary (England, 13th century)
Phoenix illustration by Jim Kay © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016. Original design by the British Library 2017.

Jacob Meydenbach
[H]ortus Sanitatis
Mainz, 1491
© British Library Board

Bezoar stone in a gold filigree case
17th century
Part of the Wellcome Collection, which is cared for by the Science Museum © The Board of the Trustees of the Science Museum, London
 

The Ripley Scroll, detail
England, ca. 1570
General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Tombstone of Nicolas Flamel
Paris, 15th century
© Paris, Musée de Cluny - Musée national du Moyen Âge

Robert John Thornton
The Temple of Flora
London, 1807
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden

Giovanni Cadamosto’s illustrated herbal
Italy or Germany, 15th century
©British Library Board

Cotton Mather
The Wonders of the Invisible World
London, 1693
New-York Historical Society Library

A broomstick belonging to Olga Hunt
© Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle

Liber Medicinalis, detail
Canterbury, 13th century
©British Library Board

Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook
Italy, ca. 1506–08
©British Library Board

Vincenzo Coronelli
Celestial globe
Venice, 1699 
General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Muhammad b. Abi Bakr
Astrolabe
Isfahan, 13th century
American Museum of Natural History Library, The Bliss Collection
Photo: Kendra Meyers

Black Moon crystal ball
20th century
© Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle 

Oracle bones
China, ca. 1600–1046 BCE
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of A.W. Bahr, 1923

Portrait of Professor Remus Lupin by Jim Kay
On loan from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

John James Audubon
Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus), Study for Havell Pl. 121
US, 1829  
New-York Historical Society, Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon

Bestiary
England, 13th century
©British Library Board

Jacket art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Mary GrandPré
US, 2007
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Corporate Archive
Illustration by Mary GrandPré © 2007 Warner Bros.

Cover art for the Harry Potter illustrated book series by Brian Selznick
US, 2018                                                                                                                         
Brian Selznick
Art by Brian Selznick © 2018 by Scholastic Inc.

Cass Gilbert
Study for the Woolworth Building
New York, 1910
New-York Historical Society Library, Cass Gilbert Architectural Record Collection

New-York Historical Society exterior, 170 Central Park West.
Photo credit: Jon Wallen.

Creative: Tronvig Group