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Page from Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbō e-kotoba), one of the “Tōdaiji Fragments” (Tōdaiji-gire)

Page from Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbō e-...

Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels was originally compiled in 984 by the courtier-poet Minamoto no Tamenori as an introductory guide to Buddhism. The “Three Jewels” of Buddhism comprise the Budd... more

De Re Militari (On the Military Arts)

De Re Militari (On the Military Arts)

When this military treatise was completed around 1460, the patron, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, distributed a number of manuscript copies to rulers such as Louis XI, Francesco Sforza, and Lorenzo de' Medici. ... more

Meditationes

Meditationes

Written by Johannes de Turrecremata (Spanish, 1388–1468)

Sphaera Mundi

Sphaera Mundi

The publisher and printer Erhard Ratdolt left his native Augsburg in 1475 and by the following year was at work in Venice, where his publications were among the most inventive . In his Kalendarium of 1476, with... more

Vita et Fabulae

Vita et Fabulae

This popular book of moralized tales, most of which involve animals, was among the standard texts used to teach young children (mainly boys) to read. At least four different illustrated editions appeared in Ita... more

Le devote meditatione sopra la passione del nostro signore

Le devote meditatione sopra la passione del nostro signore

The anonymous author of this Franciscan devotional tract, once attributed to Saint Bonaventura, humanized the story of Christ's suffering, providing detailed narrative accounts of each critical event, and thus ... more

The Malermi Bible, vol. II

The Malermi Bible, vol. II

This 1490 edition of Niccolò Malermi's Italian translation of the Bible is one of the earliest, finest, and most profusely illustrated examples of the 'golden age' of Venetian book illustration. Characteristic ... more

De Arithmetica

De Arithmetica

This is one of the first inexpensive illustrated textbooks making it available to many more students than earlier teaching materials, which had been written by hand on vellum. The small size and the many diagra... more

Vita Aesopi

Vita Aesopi

Written by Aesop (Greek, ca. 620–560 B.C.)

(Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi

(Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuri...

One of the most famous early illustrated books, this ambitious text chronicles the history of the world, from the Creation to 1493, with a final section devoted to the anticipated Last Days of the World. It was... more

Designs for Book Illustrations

Designs for Book Illustrations

Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century

Methamorphoseos vulgare

Methamorphoseos vulgare

The first illustrated Italian edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses was published in Venice in 1497 and translated a Latin paraphrase of the fourteenth century. It had many reprintings, often, as in the case of this ... more

Predica del arte del bene morire (sermon on the art of dying well)

Predica del arte del bene morire (sermon on the art of dying well)

The sermon of the influential Dominican preacher Savonarola on the art of dying well, delivered on November 2, 1496, took up a well-worn theme during an anxious time. What was innovative about the friar's appro... more

Quatriregio (Four Realms)

Quatriregio (Four Realms)

Like the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, which this novel resembles in its length and the extent of its illustrations, the Quatriregio contains references to the world of pagan mythology. In the first of four realms... more

Opera..Triumphi, Soneti, & Canzone..

Opera..Triumphi, Soneti, & Canzone..

Francesco Petrarca (Italian, Arezzo, Tuscany 1304–1374 Arquà)

Divina proportione

Divina proportione

after Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)

M. Vitruvius per Iocundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris et tabula ut iam legi et intelligi possit

M. Vitruvius per Iocundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris et tab...

Written by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

M. Vitruvius per Iocundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris et tabula ut iam legi et intelligi possit

M. Vitruvius per Iocundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris et tab...

Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

Deche di Tito Livio vulgare hystoriate

Deche di Tito Livio vulgare hystoriate

Titus Livius (Roman, 59 BC–17 AD)

Apulegio volgare, diuiso in undeci libri, novamente stampato & in molti lochi aggiontoui che nella prima impressione gli manchaua, & de molte più figure adornato

Apulegio volgare, diuiso in undeci libri, novamente stampato & in molt...

Boiardo's popular translation of Apuleius' Metamorphoses (also known as 'The Golden Ass'), which originated in the Ferrarese court in the 1470s at the request of Ercole I d'Este, was only supplanted in 1549, wh... more

Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De architectura Libri Dece traducti de latino in vulgare affigurati: commentati: & con mirando ordine insigniti

Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De architectura Libri Dece traducti de lati...

The publication of Vitruvius’s classical text De architectura had a tremendous impact on Renaissance architectural theory. While many printed editions appeared from the late fifteenth century onward, Cesariano’... more

Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De architectura Libri Dece traducti de latino in vulgare affigurati: commentati: & con mirando ordine insigniti

Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De architectura Libri Dece traducti de lati...

Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

The Grete Herball

The Grete Herball

Peter Treveris (British, active 1525–32)

Triompho di Fortuna

Triompho di Fortuna

After the popular Libro della ventura of Lorenzo Spirito, first published in 1482 that had gone through several editions, the Triompho di Fortuna was the second illustrated fortune-telling book to appear. Fanti... more

Illustrations to Proverbs 10: 1-3

Illustrations to Proverbs 10: 1-3

Daniel Hopfer (German, Kaufbeuren 1471–1536 Augsburg)

Illustrations to Proverbs 10: 4-7

Illustrations to Proverbs 10: 4-7

Daniel Hopfer (German, Kaufbeuren 1471–1536 Augsburg)

Stanze di M. Pietro Aretino

Stanze di M. Pietro Aretino

Rosand and Muraro (1976, pp. 191; 194-45, no. 42), plausibly attribute the cutting to Britto, who produced another woodcut for Marcolini in1536 and is known to have had associations with both Titian and Aretino... more

Il terzo libro di Sabastiano Serlio Bolognese

Il terzo libro di Sabastiano Serlio Bolognese

Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)

Le Sorti...intitolate giardino di pensieri

Le Sorti...intitolate giardino di pensieri

The evocative woodcut that adorns the frontispiece of this fortune-telling book is prominently signed by the artist Giuseppe Porta (ca. 1520–ca. 1575) from the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany, who later t... more

Reigles generales de l'architecture, sur les cincq manieres d'edifices

Reigles generales de l'architecture, sur les cincq manieres d'edifices

Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Anonymous, Italian, Venetian 15th century

Il primo libro d'architettura di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese. Il secondo libro di perspecttia di Sebastiano Serlio, Bolognese.

Il primo libro d'architettura di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese. Il secon...

Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)

Compendium of Architectural Books by Sebastiano Serlio (Books I-V)

Compendium of Architectural Books by Sebastiano Serlio (Books I-V)

Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)

Architecture, ou, Art de bien bastir de Marc Vitruve Pollion, autheur romain antique; mis de latin en francoys par Ian Martin

Architecture, ou, Art de bien bastir de Marc Vitruve Pollion, autheur ...

Written by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

Historiae Venetae. Libri XII

Historiae Venetae. Libri XII

Written by Cardinal Pietro Bembo (Italian, 1470–1547)

I Mondi (1552)

I Mondi (1552)

Written by Antonio Francesco Doni (Italian, Florence 1513–1574 Venice)

I Marmi

I Marmi

Written by Antonio Francesco Doni (Italian, Florence 1513–1574 Venice)

Den eersten (-vijfsten) boeck van architecturen

Den eersten (-vijfsten) boeck van architecturen

Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)

Exode XVII
I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio tradutti et commentati da monsignor Barbaro eletto patriarca d'aquileggia

I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio tradutti et commentati ...

Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio tradutti et commentati da monsignor Barbaro eletto patriarca d'aquileggia

I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio tradutti et commentati ...

Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio tradutti et commentati da monsignor Barbaro eletto patriarca d'aquileggia

I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio tradutti et commentati ...

The ten books of architecture by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius are the only text devoted to the art of building that remained from Roman Antiquity. The text was a great resource for Renaissance artists and architects... more

Lucretia Instructing her Daughters in Needlework

Lucretia Instructing her Daughters in Needlework

Giuseppe Salviati (Giuseppe Porta, called Il Salviati) (Italian, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana ca. 1520–ca. 1575 Venice)

Libro primo (-quinto, estraordinario) d'architettura

Libro primo (-quinto, estraordinario) d'architettura

Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)

Le Premier Tome de l'Architecture

Le Premier Tome de l'Architecture

Written by Philibert De L'Orme (French, 1515?–1570)

Villa Almerico (Villa Rotunda), from I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio (Book 2, page 19)

Villa Almerico (Villa Rotunda), from I quattro libri dell'architettura...

One of the best-known and often copied villas of the Renaissance, the Villa Americo (1566–69), originally built for Monsignor Paolo Americo and completed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, still overlooks the vineyards and ... more

I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio

I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio (Italian, Padua 1508–1580 Vicenza)

Cento Favole Morali (100 moral fables)

Cento Favole Morali (100 moral fables)

The author of these rhyming fables, Verdizotti, is also identified in the publisher's preface as the designer of its illustrations, which he drew directly on the woodblock for the cutter. Apart from these woodc... more

Villa Barbaro, from I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio (Book 2, page 51)

Villa Barbaro, from I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Pallad...

One of Palladio's architectural masterpieces, the Villa Barbaro (1557–58) overlooks the farmlands near Asolo and Vicenza. The villa has an elongated composition consisting of a central wing with various side pa... more

I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio. Ne'quale dopo un breue trattato de' cinque ordini

I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio. Ne'quale dopo un...

The palazzi, villas, and churches of Andrea Palladio are among the unforgettable monuments of Venice and the Veneto, but it was his Quattro libri that earned the man and his architecture international renown. F... more

I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio. Ne'quale dopo un breue trattato de' cinque ordini (Book 2, page 19)

I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio. Ne'quale dopo un...

The palazzi, villas, and churches of Andrea Palladio are among the unforgettable monuments of Venice and the Veneto, but it was his Quattro libri that earned the man and his architecture international renown. F... more

Tutte l'opere d'architettura

Tutte l'opere d'architettura

As the first practical and fully illustrated "handbook" of architecture including plans and elevations, Serlio's work, begun in 1537 and published book by book, had a profound impact on the development of Renai... more

A Booke of Christian Prayers

A Booke of Christian Prayers

Richard Day (British, born 1552)

The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)

The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)

Yamamoto Shunshō (Japanese, 1610–1682) Edo period (1615–1868)

Spotprent op de rebelse staat van Holland, 1606

Spotprent op de rebelse staat van Holland, 1606

Cartoon on the rebellious state of Holland, 1606

Le due regole della prospettiva practica di M. Iacomo Barozzi da Vignola

Le due regole della prospettiva practica di M. Iacomo Barozzi da Vigno...

Written by Jacopo [Giacomo] Barozzi da Vignola (Italian, Vignola 1507–1573 Rome)

Uitgeputte Romeinse soldaten smeken Civilis om genade, 69-70

Uitgeputte Romeinse soldaten smeken Civilis om genade, 69-70

Exhausted Roman soldiers beg for Civilis for mercy, 69-70

L'Idea della Architettura

L'Idea della Architettura

The most important of Palladio's immediate followers, Vincenzo Scamozzi not only published an influential architectural treatise but also designed some outstanding villas. One of these, Rocco Pisani near Lonigo... more

Diagrams of proportion and the human body from L'Idea della Architettura (book 1, part 1, page 40)

Diagrams of proportion and the human body from L'Idea della Architettu...

The most important of Palladio's immediate followers, Vincenzo Scamozzi not only published an influential architectural treatise but also designed some outstanding villas. One of these, Rocco Pisani near Lonigo... more

Paradisi in Sole. Paradisus Terrestris

Paradisi in Sole. Paradisus Terrestris

John Parkinson (British, 1567–1650)

Architectura Privata: Das is Gründtliche Beschreibung...in was form...ein Burgerliches Wohn-Haus...

Architectura Privata: Das is Gründtliche Beschreibung...in was form......

Furttenbach's intimate garden courtyard with a small grotto, richly decorated with rare flowers arranged in several compartments, illustrates the intimate "secret garden" owned by the wealthy bourgeoisie in ear... more

The Compleat Gardeners Practice, Directing the Exact Way of Gardening in three Parts.
Romeinse poort bij Zara

Romeinse poort bij Zara

Roman gate at Zara

Les dix livres d'Architecture de Vitruve, corrigez et traduits nouvellement en François, avec notes & de figures

Les dix livres d'Architecture de Vitruve, corrigez et traduits nouvell...

Written by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)