Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (July 10, 1997)
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The court docket of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced not anything extra extraordinary than the Mira calligraphiae monumenta, an excellent demonstration of 2 arts--calligraphy and miniature portray. The undertaking started whilst Rudolf's predecessor, Ferdinand I, commissioned grasp calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a version booklet of calligraphy. A preeminent scribe, Bocskay assembled an unlimited choice of modern and historical scripts. Years later, at Rudolf's behest, miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel crammed the areas on each one manuscript web page with bugs, end result, flora, and different botanical pictures. the combo of note and representation is unusual and, on its tiny scale, constitutes one of many marvels of the critical eu Renaissance. Nature Illuminated reproduces 41 pages from the unique codex. those that love and gather appealing books could be perpetually enthusiastic about Hoefnagel's imagery and invention. The accompanying statement identifies and explains the main points of Hoefnagel's exquisitely crafted illuminations.