If you love libraries and medieval manuscripts, check out this article about Jean, Duke of Berry, and his unique library collection.
Dear book lovers, Quaternio did it again. We must be a little patient but next year the world of facsimiles will be enriched with the facsimile edition of the Der Wälsche Gast.
One of the most important manuscript commissioned by Charlemagne to celebrate his Empire, the Godescalc Evangelistary is now available in a special library facsimile edition.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.