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A Journey Through the Underworld in Forty-nine Illuminations

Not only does this splendidly decorated manuscript contain forty-nine illuminations created under the guidance of Pacino di Bonaguida. It also features commentaries by illustrious contemporary intellectuals, among which is a poem attributed to Boccaccio.

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

The Jewel of Renaissance Lombardy

Did you know that the illuminator of this precious book of hours helped Leonardo da Vinci paint the Virgin of the Rocks? Find out more in today's Alumina article!

Under Dürer’s star

A fan of German book illumination? Don't miss this Alumina article about Nikolaus Glockendon, one of the foremost artists of his time.

A Journey Through the Underworld in Forty-nine Illuminations

Not only does this splendidly decorated manuscript contain forty-nine illuminations created under the guidance of Pacino di Bonaguida. It also features commentaries by illustrious contemporary intellectuals, among which is a poem attributed to Boccaccio.

The Renaissance of Leonardo, Five Hundred Years Later

If you are a Leonardo enthusiast, 2019 is the perfect year to unravel the mysteries surrounding his genius. To mark the 500th anniversary since his death, museums and venues all over the world are celebrating his work with dozens of events and exhibitions. Here is a selection of our favorite.

Illuminating the future: the Vaticinia Pontificum of London

Enjoy this Alumina article about the Vaticinia Pontificum of London! Made in the 1430s, Vaticinia Pontificum is considered to be the father and iconographic origin of Nostradamus work thanks to its highly prophetic content related to the destiny of the papacy and the Church.

My Pretty “Little” Book of Kells

“She played the fiddle in an Irish band / but she fell in love with … the Book of Kells”: today we fly to Dublin to meet Ireland’s finest national treasure.

The Rebirth of the Vienna Genesis

The Vienna Genesis is one of the most ancient purple manuscripts surviving today, dating back to the early 6th century. In 2019 we will see its rebirth thanks to a one-of-a-kind facsimile edition by Quaternio Verlag Luzern.

The Library of Federico da Montefeltro

In occasion of Federico da Montefeltro's death anniversary, we though to celebrate this great patron of Renaissance with a short trip to his palace and his library in Urbino.

Papyrus Ani – Book of the Dead

Ever wondered about Egyptian culture of the dead? Well, the Papyrus Ani sheds new light on the religion of Ancient Egypt, find out more!

Ottonian and Charlemagne’s art: the story of Faksimile Verlag – part 14

We will end our journey through the fascinating world of facsimile by discussing Ottonian and Charlemagne's art, with some interesting examples of manuscripts belonging to these artistic fields. These books couldn't but draw the attention of Faksimile Verlag, which again decided to do homage to those treasures from antiquity by putting on the market their beautiful facsimiles.