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3-62 Albrecht Dürer, Christ Carrying the Cross, signed and dated 1520. Pen and black ink, 21.0 x 28.5 cm. Uffizi, Florence.

Albrecht Dürer, Christ Carrying the Cross, signed and dated Pen and black ink, x cm.

Etruscans battle Celtic raiders, northern Italy, 5th century BC

Etruscans battle Celtic raiders, northern Italy, century BC - art by Angus McBride

15th century illustrated herbal from Northern Italy. Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

upennmanuscripts: “ This plant on fol. of LJS 419 is not the Oddish we need nor the one we deserve right now, and I for one am terrified. Those hollow eyes are the stuff of nightmares!

VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413-1484), De re militari, illustrated manuscript on paper [northern Italy, c.1590s]   A striking 16th-century illustrated manuscript of one of the most important books on military technology: Roberto Valturio’s De re militari. Valturio wrote his treatise on warcraft while serving as engineer to Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta of Rimini (to whom the work is dedicated), and it swiftly became a primary handbook for Renaissance princes and military leaders: Leonardo da Vinci…

VALTURIUS, Robertus (1413-1484), De re militari, illustrated manuscript on paper [northern Italy, c.1590s] A striking 16th-century illustrated manuscript of one of the most important books on military technology: Roberto Valturio’s De re militari. Valturio wrote his treatise on warcraft while serving as engineer to Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta of Rimini (to whom the work is dedicated), and it swiftly became a primary handbook for Renaissance princes and military leaders: Leonardo da Vinci…

The Voynich manuscript, described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century.

In Polish-born antiquarian and bibliophile Wilfrid Voynich bought a mysterious illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system that may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance

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Poultry keeping. Tacuinum sanitatis, 14 Century, Vienna Austrian National Library, Cod Vindob. P n 2644, northern Italy in 1390, folio 65r.

Rearing Cocks, illustration from 'Tacuinum Santiatis Codex Vindobonensis' (vellum), Italian School, century) Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

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Goose keeping, Tacuinum sanitatis, 14th Century. Vienna Austrian National Library, Cod Vindob. P n 2644, northern Italy in 1390

Woman feeding her geese. from Tacuinum Sanitatis, Lombardy, late century (Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome). Keeping geese is complicated and labour-intensive. This created an intricate network between people in villages, on manors and in towns.

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