Art fair visitors often approach us at our stand and say to us:
"I am interested in collecting medieval illuminated manuscripts, but I'm not sure where to begin."
First and foremost, you should love the artworks with which you live, so we always advise you to get a good sense of what aesthetic styles and what themes attract you the most. From there, knowing your budget is also essential. Below, you will find our Top Ten suggestions for great works of illumination that are perfect for the beginning collector.
Travelling with Solinus in hand
In this third blog post of our series, we again take Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books' fine manuscript of the Collectanea rerum mirabilium, or Polyhistor, by the 3rd century Roman geographer Solinus, as a point of departure: with Solinus in hand, we embark on exciting journeys and come home again. This time he brings us to Arabia.