Lovely old illuminated manuscript

"Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.

Birds at Baran, 16th century

Birds at Baran, possibly from the Babur-nama late century Mughal dynasty Color and gold on paper H: W: cm India Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Fabeltiere und Initiale, 25r | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Stephan Schreiber's late gothic pattern book was produced in Urach in the (now) state of Baden-Württemberg in South-West Germany in It was dedicated to Count Eberhard (Eberhard the bearded, later first Duke) of Württemberg.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 148

Marginal drawing of a cat churning butter from "Rothschild Canticles", Flanders, century - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS fol.

Initialen mit Rankenausläufern, 9v | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

fifteenth-century monk living in southwest Germany tested ideas for the creation of illuminated manuscripts. The book, known as The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, is held by the Bavarian State Library in Munich.