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Ancient Manuscripts

The evangelist portrait and Incipit to Matthew from the Stockholm Codex Aureus, one of the "Tiberius group", show the Northumbrian Insular and classicising continental styles that combined and competed in early Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.

Anglo-Saxon art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious volume of text and illustrations written some time in the 15th or 16 centuries, so named after Wilfrid M. Voynich who acquired the book in 1912. It has been classified as “magical” and “scientific” but is written in an undeciphered text and is said to be the most “mysterious manuscript in the world.”

1550 Edition, De sphaera mundi (On the Sphere of the World), the most influential astronomy textbook of the 13th Century, by Johannes de Sacrobosco.

Noble Lion King: the Lion Court convenes animals, Northern France, late 13th century.

Animalarium: An Antique Treasure Chest

Ancient Chinese astronomical observations contained in the wooden chronicle known as the "Bamboo Annals" contain many details of comets, fireballs, and especially planetary conjunctions, the accuracy of which can now be verified using computer technology

Splendor Solis, plate 21, 1530's based on fashion, plate produced in 1580's

The Splendor Solis of Salomon Trismosin - 21

Taschenkalender - pocket calendar from about 1400 CE This pocket calendar from about 1400 was intended to be used daily by farmers and therefore could be folded. In this form it had a size of 7,5 x 6,5 cm. Besides the usual labour of the month and the respective sign of the zodiac it additionally shows a schematic representation of the average length of the day.