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Joris Hoefnagel

Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta - Model Book of Calligraphy. Getty Museum.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1562
Joris Hoefnagel - Medlar, Poppy Anemone, and Pear
In 1562, Georg Bocskay created the Model Book of Calligraphy for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I in Vienna.

Thirty years later, Emperor Rudolph II, Ferdinand's grandson, commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate Bocskay's model book. Hoefnagel added fruit, flowers, and insects to nearly every page, composing them so as to enhance the unity and balance of the page's design.

In addition to added fruit and flower illuminations, Hoefnagel added to the Model Book a section on constructing the letters of the alphabet in upper- and lowercase.
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Joris Hoefnagel - Pear and Creeping Forget-Me-Not

Joris Hoefnagel - Pear and Creeping Forget-Me-Not

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Joris Hoefnagel - Ringlet, False Jerusalem Cherry, and Milkwort

Joris Hoefnagel - Ringlet, False Jerusalem Cherry, and Milkwort

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Guide for Constructing the Letters f and g

Guide for Constructing the Letters f and g

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Four-o'Clock, Brown Hairstreak, Herb Robert, and Chanterelle

Four-o'Clock, Brown Hairstreak, Herb Robert, and Chanterelle

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Terrestrial Mollusk, Poppy Anemone, and Crane Fly

Terrestrial Mollusk, Poppy Anemone, and Crane Fly

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Joris Hoefnagel - Martagon Lily and Tomato

Joris Hoefnagel - Martagon Lily and Tomato

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Guide for Constructing the Letters u and v

Guide for Constructing the Letters u and v

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Ligature ae

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Ligature ae

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Joris Hoefnagel - Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear

Joris Hoefnagel - Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear

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Joris Hoefnagel - Insects, Basil Thyme, and Land Snails

Joris Hoefnagel - Insects, Basil Thyme, and Land Snails

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter P

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter P

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter T

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter T

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Joris Hoefnagel - Insects and Carnation

Joris Hoefnagel - Insects and Carnation

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Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed

Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed

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Joris Hoefnagel - Beetlelike Insects

Joris Hoefnagel - Beetlelike Insects

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Madonna Lily, Terrestrial Mollusk, and Sweet Flag

Madonna Lily, Terrestrial Mollusk, and Sweet Flag

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Insect, English Walnut, Saint John's Wort, and Crayfish

Insect, English Walnut, Saint John's Wort, and Crayfish

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Insect, Daffodil, European Columbine, and English Oak Acorns

Insect, Daffodil, European Columbine, and English Oak Acorns

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Scarlet Turk's Cap, Rhinoceros Beetle, and Pomegranate

Scarlet Turk's Cap, Rhinoceros Beetle, and Pomegranate

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Joris Hoefnagel - European Currant

Joris Hoefnagel - European Currant

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Joris Hoefnagel - Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect

Joris Hoefnagel - Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect

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Joris Hoefnagel - Flower Arrangements, Peacock, Butterflies, and Insect

Joris Hoefnagel - Flower Arrangements, Peacock, Butterflies, and Insec...

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Guide for Constructing the Letters k and l

Guide for Constructing the Letters k and l

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter G

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter G

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Joris Hoefnagel - Dog-Tooth Violet and Butterflies

Joris Hoefnagel - Dog-Tooth Violet and Butterflies

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Joris Hoefnagel - Centipede, Wood Cranesbill, and Mushroom

Joris Hoefnagel - Centipede, Wood Cranesbill, and Mushroom

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Joris Hoefnagel - Sour Orange, Terrestrial Mollusk, and Larkspur

Joris Hoefnagel - Sour Orange, Terrestrial Mollusk, and Larkspur

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Joris Hoefnagel - Damselfly, Insect, and Marine Mollusks

Joris Hoefnagel - Damselfly, Insect, and Marine Mollusks

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Joris Hoefnagel - Insect, Balkan Primrose, and Alpine Violet

Joris Hoefnagel - Insect, Balkan Primrose, and Alpine Violet

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Insect, English Hawthorn, Caterpillar, and European Filbert

Insect, English Hawthorn, Caterpillar, and European Filbert

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Joris Hoefnagel - Wine Grape, Gillyflower, and Land Snail

Joris Hoefnagel - Wine Grape, Gillyflower, and Land Snail

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Speckled Wood, Talewort, Garden Pea, and Lantern Plant

Speckled Wood, Talewort, Garden Pea, and Lantern Plant

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter s

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter s

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter A

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter A

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Joris Hoefnagel - Tulips, Insect, and Worm

Joris Hoefnagel - Tulips, Insect, and Worm

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Joris Hoefnagel - French Rose and Pistachio

Joris Hoefnagel - French Rose and Pistachio

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Common Apple, European Wild Pansy, and Giant Filbert

Common Apple, European Wild Pansy, and Giant Filbert

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Joris Hoefnagel - Cuckoo Flower

Joris Hoefnagel - Cuckoo Flower

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Joris Hoefnagel - French Rose and Apple

Joris Hoefnagel - French Rose and Apple

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Joris Hoefnagel - Dianthus and Almond

Joris Hoefnagel - Dianthus and Almond

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Joris Hoefnagel - Caterpillars

Joris Hoefnagel - Caterpillars

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Damselfly, Carnation, Firebug, Caterpillar, Carnelian Cherry, and Centipede

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Joris Hoefnagel - Chard Leaves and Red-Winged Grasshopper

Joris Hoefnagel - Chard Leaves and Red-Winged Grasshopper

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Guide for Constructing the Letters ç and tironian et

Guide for Constructing the Letters ç and tironian et

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Damselfly, Carnation, Insect, Caterpillar, Ladybird, English Walnut, and Marine Mollusk

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Joris Hoefnagel - Poppy Anemones, Caterpillar, Fig, and Quince

Joris Hoefnagel - Poppy Anemones, Caterpillar, Fig, and Quince

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Damselflies, Spanish Iris, and Star-of-Bethlehem

Damselflies, Spanish Iris, and Star-of-Bethlehem

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Gesner'sTulip, Ichneumon Fly, Kidney Bean, and Scarlet Runner Bean

Gesner'sTulip, Ichneumon Fly, Kidney Bean, and Scarlet Runner Bean

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Superimposed Letters Spelling the Names of Illustrious Women of Ancient Rome: Faustina, Lucretia, Virginia, Vittoria, Giulia, Flaminia

Superimposed Letters Spelling the Names of Illustrious Women of Ancien...

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Sweet Violet, Gourd, and Dog-Tooth Violet

Sweet Violet, Gourd, and Dog-Tooth Violet

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Wainscot, French Rose, Wasplike Insect, English Daisy, and Caterpillar

Wainscot, French Rose, Wasplike Insect, English Daisy, and Caterpillar

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter M

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter M

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter Q

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter Q

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Ligature do

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Ligature do

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter K

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter K

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Lily-of-the-Valley, Pupa, and Land Snail

Lily-of-the-Valley, Pupa, and Land Snail

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Water Gnat, Martagon Lily, Yellow-Bellied Toad, and European Screw Shell

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Joris Hoefnagel - Sweet Violet and Spanish Broom

Joris Hoefnagel - Sweet Violet and Spanish Broom

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Joris Hoefnagel - Fly, Caterpillar, Pear, and Centipede

Joris Hoefnagel - Fly, Caterpillar, Pear, and Centipede

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Joris Hoefnagel - European Columbines and Sweet Cherry

Joris Hoefnagel - European Columbines and Sweet Cherry

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Spanish Chestnut, English Iris, and European Filbert

Spanish Chestnut, English Iris, and European Filbert

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Joris Hoefnagel - Crane Fly and Ants

Joris Hoefnagel - Crane Fly and Ants

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Joris Hoefnagel - Maltese Cross, Mussel, and Ladybird

Joris Hoefnagel - Maltese Cross, Mussel, and Ladybird

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Joris Hoefnagel - Ladybird and European Wild Pansy

Joris Hoefnagel - Ladybird and European Wild Pansy

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Joris Hoefnagel - Butterfly, Marine Mollusk, and Pear

Joris Hoefnagel - Butterfly, Marine Mollusk, and Pear

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Joris Hoefnagel - Damselflies

Joris Hoefnagel - Damselflies

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Butterfly, Snakeshead, English Walnut, and Sweet Cherry

Butterfly, Snakeshead, English Walnut, and Sweet Cherry

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Guide for Constructing the Letters s and t

Guide for Constructing the Letters s and t

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Guide for Constructing the Letters a and b

Guide for Constructing the Letters a and b

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Joris Hoefnagel - Caterpillar, Pear, Tulip, and Purple Snail

Joris Hoefnagel - Caterpillar, Pear, Tulip, and Purple Snail

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Joris Hoefnagel - Gillyflower, Insect, Germander, Almond, and Frog

Joris Hoefnagel - Gillyflower, Insect, Germander, Almond, and Frog

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Joris Hoefnagel - Pomegranate, Worm, and Peach

Joris Hoefnagel - Pomegranate, Worm, and Peach

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Joris Hoefnagel - Medlar, Poppy Anemone, and Pear

Joris Hoefnagel - Medlar, Poppy Anemone, and Pear

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Reed Grass, French Rose, Toad, and Gillyflower

Reed Grass, French Rose, Toad, and Gillyflower

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter F

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter F

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter N

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter N

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Guide for Constructing the Tironian con and orum

Guide for Constructing the Tironian con and orum

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Joris Hoefnagel - Kidney Bean, Poppy Anemone, and Adder

Joris Hoefnagel - Kidney Bean, Poppy Anemone, and Adder

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Joris Hoefnagel - Pheasant's Eye and Buttercup

Joris Hoefnagel - Pheasant's Eye and Buttercup

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Joris Hoefnagel - Butterfly, Sweet Cherry, and Land Snails

Joris Hoefnagel - Butterfly, Sweet Cherry, and Land Snails

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Joris Hoefnagel - Insect and Hyssop

Joris Hoefnagel - Insect and Hyssop

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Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot

Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot

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Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut

Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut

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Joris Hoefnagel - Mayfly, Apricot, and Reed Grass

Joris Hoefnagel - Mayfly, Apricot, and Reed Grass

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Joris Hoefnagel - Pear, French Rose, and Caterpillar

Joris Hoefnagel - Pear, French Rose, and Caterpillar

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Grape Hyacinth, Wasplike Insect, Eglantine, Austrian Brier, and Magpie Moth

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Imaginary Insect, Tulip, Spider, and Common Pear

Imaginary Insect, Tulip, Spider, and Common Pear

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Joris Hoefnagel - Scorpionfly, Insect, Lizard, and Insect Larva

Joris Hoefnagel - Scorpionfly, Insect, Lizard, and Insect Larva

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Joris Hoefnagel - French Marigold

Joris Hoefnagel - French Marigold

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Joris Hoefnagel - Blackberry and Nottingham Catchfly

Joris Hoefnagel - Blackberry and Nottingham Catchfly

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter C

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter C

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Guide for Constructing the Letters o and p

Guide for Constructing the Letters o and p

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter S

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Letter S

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Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Ligature ffi

Joris Hoefnagel - Guide for Constructing the Ligature ffi

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Guide for Constructing the Letters d and e

Guide for Constructing the Letters d and e

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Queen of Spain Fritillary, Apple, Mouse, and Creeping Forget-Me-Not

Queen of Spain Fritillary, Apple, Mouse, and Creeping Forget-Me-Not

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Spider, Sweet Cherry Flower, and English Oak Leaf with Galls

Spider, Sweet Cherry Flower, and English Oak Leaf with Galls

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Joris Hoefnagel - The Hebrew Alphabet

Joris Hoefnagel - The Hebrew Alphabet

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Joris Hoefnagel - Noah's Ark Shell and Sneezewort

Joris Hoefnagel - Noah's Ark Shell and Sneezewort

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Creeping Forget-Me-Not, Insect, and Planthopper

Creeping Forget-Me-Not, Insect, and Planthopper

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