Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Travel Notebook of Vincenzo Scamozzi in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
It is hard to tell who Aesop really was, but hundreds of generations have read his Fables. And in 15th-century Italy, a group of prominent painters illustrated many of his tales in a lavish manuscript.
There are only three extant Beatus of Liébana manuscripts written and illustrated outside the Iberian Peninsula: the Berlin codex is, among them, the most peculiar. By Peter K. Klein