By Carey Dunne Six years ago, a rare 16th-century illuminated manuscript showed up at auction. Now it’s been reproduced in full and published by Taschen.In 2008, at the Munich auction house Reuf, a kind of miracle occurred: one of the world’s most glorious 16th-century illuminated manuscripts surfaced after sitting in obscurity in a German private collection for an unknown period of time. Its 169 pages were filled with lush gouache and watercolor paintings of fantastical phenomena: armored cupids, flying dragons, two-headed beasts, fire and brimstone, the pending Apocalypse. The Book of Miracles, it was called, and depicts events from the creation of the world as described in the Old Testament to the apocalypse as described in the Book of Revelation.
Source: Fast Company