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Cambrai Apocalypse Facsimile Ready and So Are We

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.

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

  • 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.
  • Adeva Proudly Presents the Wiener Moamyn Facsimile Edition
    November 22, 2016
    The Vienna Moamyn, a true masterpiece, written in collaboration with Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, master of western falconry literature. Join us in the discovery of this medieval work of art and its outstanding quality.
  • The Fra Mauro Map Facsimile and the Explorers of the Seas
    November 18, 2016
    From November 15th to February 26th 2016, the Institut du Monde Arabe will be hosting the "Aventuries Des Mers" exhibition. The collection will take us on a journey throughout the globe, with the aid of some 200 hundred pieces, including the Fra Mauro map facsimile.
  • Voynich Manuscript Facsimile, Taking the World by Storm
    September 9, 2016
    The wait is over: Spanish publisher Siloé of Burgos announced the production of 898 facsimile replicas of the Voynich Manuscript, possibly one of the most obscure texts there ever was.
  • Mapping the End of the World
    January 14, 2016
    A brief discussion of the maps in Huntington Library HM 83, a fifteenth-century manuscript made in Lübeck, Germany, which show in stages what was thought would happen to the world during the Apocalypse.
  • Christmas in the Sistine Chapel: the Missal of the Nativity
    December 23, 2015
    Christmas is coming, and we would like to celebrate it with the history of the extraordinary Missal of the Nativity.