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!
Discover how Faksimile Verlag – one of the most famous publishing house – produced their illuminated manuscript facsimiles.
One of the least-known collections of legal documents had some of the greatest impact on the history of the Americas.
Just announced by Quaternio Verlag Luzern, the Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock is an amazing facsimile edition of an exceedingly rare manuscript illuminated by this nun from Rulle.
Facsimiles are perhaps one of the most beautiful forms of contemporary book creation. They derive their value from the riches of the book arts of our times, which can convey to us the contents of centuries-old intellectual life.
“De Materia Medica” is a new art book that includes the facsimile of the “Dioscorides Neapolitanus” (Ms. ex-Vindobonense Greco 1, National Library in Naples). Published by Aboca Museum, it contains the first complete translation of the Greek text by the noted scholar.
An Arabic guide to medicine, stoking up remedies from the greatest Greek medics and recounting anecdotes, all decorated in the beautiful arabic style.
The School of Rouen created this masterpiece, unique for the sheer number of miniatures.