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Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator & Georg Bocskay, scribe Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect, 1562/96. Watercolors, gold and silver paint and ink on parchment. Via Getty Open Content.

Mira calligraphiae monumenta is a virtuoso model book of calligraphy written by Bocskay for the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Three decades later, at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson, Emperor Rudolf II, Hoefnagel illuminated the pages with colorful and witty representations of flowers, fruits, insects, and animals. Source
Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator & Georg Bocskay, scribe Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect, 1562/96. Watercolors, gold and silver paint and ink on parchment. Via Getty Open Content.

Mira calligraphiae monumenta is a virtuoso model book of calligraphy written by Bocskay for the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Three decades later, at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson, Emperor Rudolf II, Hoefnagel illuminated the pages with colorful and witty representations of flowers, fruits, insects, and animals. Source

Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator & Georg Bocskay, scribe Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect, 1562/96. Watercolors, gold and silver paint and ink on parchment. Via Getty Open Content.

Mira calligraphiae monumenta is a virtuoso model book of calligraphy written by Bocskay for the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Three decades later, at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson, Emperor Rudolf II, Hoefnagel illuminated the pages with colorful and witty representations of flowers, fruits, insects, and animals. Source

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