Facsimiles and the Role of Illuminated Manuscripts: the Story of Faksimile Verlag – part 2

Welcome back to the second part of the Story of Faksimile Verlag where we discuss how books have been the most significant transmitters of the past. So what are you waiting for? Dive into this interesting reading!

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

  • Ulysses and Polyphemus
    L’Epistre Othéa by Christine de Pizan
    September 8, 2017
    Why not take a minute to read a brief description of the work of an extraordinary woman and poet? We are talking about Christine de Pizan, author of L'Epistre Othéa and Livre de la Cité des Dames.
  • An Interview with Gunter Tampe
    September 1, 2017
    Dear facsimile lovers, here is a little something for you: an exclusive interview with Gunter Tampe, one of the founders of Quaternio Verlag Luzern and an expert in the field of facsimile production.
  • The Story of Faksimile Verlag, Publisher of Fine Facsimile Editions – part 1
    August 25, 2017
    In the age of digital revolution, facsimile editions make it possible for the reader to stop for a moment, leaving behind the information overload of the everyday life. The facsimile making process thus aims at offering a glimpse of eternity, bringing reading back to its ancient dimension of silence and contemplation. So, sit back and enjoy the story of Faksimile Verlag!
  • A Green Thumb - Pietro Antonio Michiel
    August 18, 2017
    Here is a brief description of Pietro Antonio Michiel's 'Erbario' just for you. The work outlines the botanical sciences of the time providing a number of illustrations, possibly made by the skillful hand of the painter Domenico Dalle Greche.
  • Copper Scroll
    The Making of the Dead Sea Copper Scroll Facsimile Edition
    August 11, 2017
    The only known scroll inscribed on metal, almost 2,000 years ago, has been the protagonist of a long and painstaking facsimile-making process. It took more than 40 years of work on its analysis and restoration, and now, thanks to high-tech tools the facsimile is finally ready. An article written by Facsimile Editions describes the adventure to the discovery of this work of art and the making of its facsimile.
  • Me leafing through the just-arrived Cambrai Apocalypse facsimile edition.
    Cambrai Apocalypse Facsimile Ready and So Are We
    July 21, 2017
    Shout out to all Carolingian art lovers! We have a little something for you, hot off the presses. We present to you the facsimile of the Cambrai Apocalypse: a 1100 years old manuscript which has survived time in remarkably good conditions.
  • Bayeux Tapestry: the Latest Addition to the World of Facsimiles
    July 18, 2017
    As you lovely readers may have heard, the Bayeux Tapestry facsimile production is over, finally. Here is a few things you should know about the original and its facsimile!
  • The Da Costa Book of Hours
    July 11, 2017
    The Da Costa Hours is a testimony of a shining moment and extreme splendour for the miniature Flemish tradition, which reached its climax in the early 16th century.
  • A Day at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (with a surprise)
    May 10, 2017
    Last week, in exactly 21 hours, I traveled to the BnF in Paris, browsed a wonderful Italian Renaissance manuscript, learned some interesting facts on digitization, had lunch, and took a pleasant walk along the Seine. Finally, at 1:00AM, I was back home. Here’s the report on my day at the BnF.
  • Historiated initial, work of the Master of Giovanni da Gaibana
    Breslau Psalter Facsimile Announced
    March 31, 2017
    It's happening. The Breslau Psalter is, as we speak, starting a long and painstaking process which in the summer of next year will enrich the world of facsimiles with a truly beautiful facsimile edition of a Gothic masterpiece.
  • Müller & Schindler Announces Facsimile Edition of the Travels of Jean de Mandeville
    January 15, 2017
    The new year comes with fresh and exciting news in the world of facsimiles! Just a few days ago the facsimile edition of one of the most interesting manuscripts of travel literature was announced: it's the Travels of Jean de Mandeville.
  • A Trip Along the Silk Road (Exhibition)
    December 7, 2016
    A brief report just for you from my preview of the spectacular Via della Seta Exhibition at Palazzo Quirinale in Rome, opening December 6, 2016 and closing February 27, 2017. The exhibition analyzes the role of cartography, giving prominence to one of the most superb maps that ever reached modern times: the Fra Mauro map.