Miniature of a youth journeying to India to find a mountain of gold, but discovering it guarded by griffins; he is given wise advice by a Sage, at the beginning of Chapter 10 of Book 3. Image taken from f. 114v... More
Framed miniature of Dante and Virgil climbing the mountain of purification. Image taken from f. 88v of Divina Commedia (index Divine Comedy): Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, with a short Latin commentary; the Ca... More
Miniature of a polium, or mountain germander plant; miniature of a plantago maior, or greater plantain plant. Image taken from f. 77v of Tractatus de herbis (Herbal); De Simplici Medicina (index Secreta Salerni... More
Miniature of the Old Man of the Mountain training assassins. Image taken from f. 70v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Written in French.
Detail of a miniature of the Old Man of the Mountain training assassins. Image taken from f. 70v of Historia de proeliis, translated in French as La vraie ystoire dou bon roi Alixandre, and other romances. Writ... More
A pair of prints from opposite sides of the Alps demonstrates the didactic capabilities of devotional printmaking. Both depict a sacred mountain that the soul must climb toward heaven. In Baccio Baldini’s extre... More
Woodcut on vellum by Hans Schaufrerlein. Illus. in: Theuerdank, Die geuerlicheiten vnd einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen...(Nürnberg, Schönsperger , pl. 36). Reference copy may be in SSF... More