Tailor. Landauer Twelve Brother's House Manuscript. c15th Century.
Illuminated Manuscript, Book of Hours, Funeral Mass, Walters Manuscript W.168, fol. 166v, originally uploaded by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts. This fine illuminated Book of Hours was produced in two stages in the second and third quarters of the fifteenth century. The manuscript contains eleven full-page miniatures and twenty historiated initials.
Parchment and Pixel
The 'Liber Floridus' is essentially a compilation of extracts from nearly two hundred late Classical and early Medieval works by authors such as Isidore of Seville, Orosius, Julius Honorius, Pomponius Mela, Solinus, Venerable Bede, Rabanus Maurus, Pseudo-Callisthenes and Martianus Capella. There are, unsurprisingly, biblical dimensions to the manuscript, including a description of the Apocalypse, and the final illustration above depicts Noah's Ark, for instance.
BibliOdyssey: Liber Floridus
French, ca 1450-1510. Three illuminated manuscript leaves from different Books of Hours, all in Latin, on vellum. Includes a page with text from the Canonical Hour of Nones, Rouen, ca 1490; a calendar leaf of November/December, Rouen, ca 1510; and one with decorated initials and borders of burnished gold and tempera, and rubrics in red, Franco-Flemish, ca 1450.
Guiron le Courtois (fragments). Flemish, before 1500. Knight bound hand and foot in a cart. King Arthur and courtiers watch from pavilion. Medieval Imago Dies Vitae Idade Media e Cotidiano.
Souls In Purgatory. From: [De Gros - Carondelet]. Book of Hours. Flanders c. 1480, Burgundy c. 1485-1500. Illuminated manuscript on vellum with 16 text, 17 calendar lines. 348 ff. 22 illuminated miniatures, 6 small miniatures, initials throughout. Flemish Bastarda in black ink, rubrics in red.