Have a look at the exquisite pages in Mira calligraphiae monumenta or the Model Book of Calligraphy, which was crafted by Croatian-born mastercraftsman Georg Bocskay, and Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel.
This is a real work of art and shows beautiful attention to detail with the gold leaf writing and sublime illustrations of flowers, insects and fruit. It was unusual for its time because calligraphy scribes and artists rarely collaborated together, but we’re really glad they did here! Thanks to the wonderful Public Domain Review.
2 thoughts on “An Exquisite Model Book of Calligraphy, 1560”
Stunning. How old is this?
Around 1500 or so. It’s such an achievement, a masterpiece. 😁