Title Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta : a sixteenth century calligraphic manuscript by Georg Bocskay and illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel. Edited by Lee Hendrick and Thea Vignau-Wilberg.
Binding Tan cloth with gold gilt lettering hardcover in t
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Good, very slight rubbing to slipcase
Edition Third Printing so stated.
Size Small octavo
Publisher J. Paul Getty Museum 1992
089236212X / 9780892362127
Seller ID 2475
412 pp, of which @ 151 are color plates. "This book, now in the collection of the J. Paul 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 nature 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."