Early Snowflake Coloring Book Child Craft Images: Olaus Magnus
Considered the first historian of artic regions, in 1555 Archbishop of Uppsala, Olaus Magnus illustrated twenty-three different types of snow-crystals. His designs were unusual in that the snowflakes were in the form of bells, hands, arrows, eyes, crescent, etc.
View a screen shot of the Woodcut by Olaus Magnus taken from an article by F. Eijgenraam NRC Handelsblad (14 Feb. 1991) (on page 8 of a very large pdf file)
Teachers may use these images to teach children about the history of snowflake exploration and to introduce snowflake science and snowflake illustration.Snowflake Bentley