Glorious illuminations from “Sefer Tehillim” which was published in Tehran in 1383. Hebrew with interlinear Persian translation. Maʻṣūmī Tihrānī, ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd, editor. Bahman, Mahdī, calligrapher.
Renaissance calligraphy and botany all in one place from the illuminated manuscript “Mira calligraphae monumenta”. 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.
These are a mere sampling of what is contained in this manuscript. Please check out this link if you’d like to look at more: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/1487/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-mira-calligraphiae-monumenta-flemish-and-hungarian-fols-1-129-written-1561-1562-illumination-added-about-1591-1596/?dz=0.5000,0.5000,0.50