Death of Regulus, Boccaccio, Netherlads c. 1479-80
Fire and Brimestone, 1340
"This is Leviathan" bibical text. France 1277 - 86.
Devil receiving the soul of a King. margin. France c. 1475-1525
Death music. Der Doten danz. Mainz ca.
Illumination on the death of Hanno the Great, c.1479-1480
(Source: bl.uk, via medieval)
The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences. It deals with events ranging from the creation of the world and incidents drawn from the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles to those that took place in the immediate present of the book’s author and, with the illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, even includes the future end of the world.
(Source: willigula, via toledeol)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.
(Source: inacom, via medieval)
in the court of Pluto and Proserpina
Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498.
BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v
Hell (xylograph), from ”La Cite de Dieu”, 1486-87 - Anonymous of French School ( 15th century); Castres, Bibliotheque Municipale
(Source: paysagemauvais, via toledeol)
Magicien Hermogene, 1565.
Pieter van der Heyden Bruegel. Engraving
Lancelot en prose. Français 113
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 113, fol. 117r.
mouth of hell
Thomas de Saluces, Le Chevalier errant, Paris ca. 1403-1404.
BnF, Français 12559, p. 192