Mira calligraphiae monumenta: A Sixteenth-century Calligraphic Manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel Free read Æ 2

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Mira calligraphiae monumenta A Sixteenth century Calligraphic Manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris HoefnagelIn 1561 62 Georg Bocskay imperial secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I inscribed the Mira calligraphiae monumenta as a testament to his preeminence among scribes He assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historical scripts which nearly thirty years later were further embellished by Joris Hoefnagel Europe's last great manuscript illuminator This book now in the collection of the J Pa.

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Mira calligraphiae monumenta: A Sixteenth-century Calligraphic Manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel Free read Æ 2 Ø In 1561 62 Georg Bocskay imperial secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand IUl Getty Museum is reproduced here in complete facsimile form accompanied by a commentary that includes a full description; a discussion of its patron Rudolf II and his cultural and historical milieu; the biographies of Hoefnagel and Bocskay; and an analysis of the manuscript's role in their careers The introduction discusses the broader issues raised by the manuscript Topics include Hoefnagel's natur.

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E imagery which encompasses plants fruits and small animals and its relation to the spread of interest in botany and zoology at the end of the sixteenth century Another topic is calligraphy and its place in the art and culture of the sixteenth century The manuscript's remarkable calligraphy will be of particular interest not only to scholars but to collectors graphic designers and typographers as well.