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Donors before Nuestra Señora de la Paz from "Two sets of laws of Philip III of Spain from 1601-1603" by Anonymous from Spain, ca. 1601 (PD-art/old), Biblioteka Czartoryskich

Donors before Nuestra Señora de la Paz from Two sets of laws of Philip III of Spain from by Anonymous from Spain, ca. 1601 (PD-art/old), Biblioteka Czartoryskich

Black Sun (Sol Niger) setting on the outskirts of a city from Splendor Solis (an alchemical treatise), Germany, 1582

British Library, Harley 3469 f. Salomon Trismosin, Splendor Solis “Miniature of a black sun (sol niger) setting on the outskirt.

Initial Letter Genesis Illuminated  The Wenceslas Bible c. 1389 by Tuatha

The Wenceslas Bible : A sumptuous six-volume Bible in German made for Wenceslas IV, King of Bohemia. It is one of the most fully illustrated medieval Bibles even though the decoration extends only as.

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An illuminated manuscript of Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

In addition to our many private press books and fine bindings, the Cardiff Rare Books Collection also holds a few modern illuminated manuscripts.

"Book of Hours" from about 1400 AD.

Book of Hours from about 1400 AD ~ Illuminated Manuscript Print ~ Bible Psalm 131 ~ David, God, Letter "M"

Otras veces los vivos se espantan ante la lúgubre aparición. Libro de Horas Crohin-Lafontaine. Maestro del Libro de Oraciones de Dresde (c. 1480-1485). J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 23, fol. 146v. Diogenes' Child – Los Hijos de Diógenes Blog.

"The Three Living and the Three Dead," about 1480 - 1485 ?, Master of the Dresden Prayer Book or workshop (Flemish, active about 1480 - Tempera colors and gold on parchment.

Historiated initial from the Codex Gisle, by Gisela von Kerssenbrock

Announced by Quaternio, the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock (Codex Gisle) is the amazing facsimile of a rare manuscript painted by a nun from Rulle.

Lettrine http://jpdubs.hautetfort.com/archive/2006/10/16/la-lettrine-a-travers-l-histoire1.html

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A beautiful piece with sheer proliferation of tasteful, delicate detail — the elegant tracery within the body of the letter, the etched-style decoration on the gold, the acanthus-type leaf at the tail of the letter

The Song of Love and Death which Elaine Sang

The Song of Love and Death that Elaine Sang 'Sweet is true love tho' given in vain.

Alphabet. English c,1520-30. "Tudor Pattern Book". bodl_Ashmole1504 by tony harrison, via Flickr

Alphabet based on human forms - MS. Ashmole 1504 (c) - The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings  Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265  Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III