Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta: A Sixteenth-Century Calligraphic Manuscript Inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel

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J. Paul Getty Museum
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5.4 X 7.6 X 1.6 inches | 1.9 pounds

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About the Author

Lee Hendrix retired in 2016 from her position as senior curator and head of the Department of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Her numerous books include Nature Illuminated: Flora and Fauna from the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II (Getty Publications, 1997) and The Art of the Pen: Calligraphy from the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II (Getty Publications, 2003), both coauthored with Thea Vignau-Wilberg.

Thea Vignau-Wilberg is the retired curator of Netherlandish prints and drawings at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich. She is the author of the catalogue raisonné Joris and Jacob Hoefnagel: Art and Science around 1600, published in German and English in 2017.


"It's back! Out of print for a decade, this gorgeously produced, slip-cased facsimile edition of an exquisite Renaissance manuscript unfurls a battle between brilliant advocates for the beauty of the written word (Hungarian scribe Georg Bocskay) and the painted image (Flemish illuminator Joris Hoefnagel). The small volume, with a bonus alphabet book tucked in at the end, is a sheer pleasure to hold in your hands."
--Christopher Knight "Los Angeles Times" (10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Those who do not own the 1992 edition will find the book of interest, particularly as a resource for graphic design, calligraphy, and art history in general. . . . Summing Up: Recommended."--J. I. Miller "CHOICE" (4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)