Renaissance calligraphy and botany in one. “Mira calligraphae monumenta”. An illuminated manuscript with calligraphy done in 1561 and 1562 by Georg Bocksay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Flora and fauna added thirty years later by Joris Hoefnagel at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson Rudolph II.

"Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear."
“Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2283/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-mayfly-red-campion-and-pear-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut."
“Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2284/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-love-in-a-mist-sweet-cherry-and-spanish-chestnut-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed."
“Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2285/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-fly-or-blister-beetle-willow-bellflower-gourd-and-bindweed-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Gillyflower, Mayfly, Fly, and Snail."
“Gillyflower, Mayfly, Fly, and Snail.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2286/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-gillyflower-mayfly-fly-and-snail-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
"Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot."
“Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2287/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-caterpillar-dog-tooth-violet-pear-and-apricot-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-15
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