Posts tagged "bibliodyssey"

The Book That Changed Europe

From BibliOdyssey, the below engraving, included in the 1723 - 1737 book by Bernard Picart, Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of all the peoples of the world)."The Book came in seven weighty folio volumes with more than 3,000 pages and 250 plates of engravings covering all...

Call It a Comeback

Writes BibliOdyssey:
Regarded as one of the finest of all illuminated manuscripts in existence, the Ottheinrich Bible was thought to have been commissioned in about 1425 by the Royal Court of Bavaria. The unusually large manuscript was not completed until the following century when the German painter and engraver, Mathis Gerung, was offered 60 Rhenish guilders and winter...

India’s Holy Shahs

We've been a giant fan of BibliOdyssey, a site of printed treasures curated by Peacay (or Paul) in Sydney, Australia, since discovering it last year. This week's curation is from "The Album of Mughal Indian Portraits, House of Timur" and shows 18th-century images of Indian Shahs, golden holy crowns about their...