" A splendid illuminated manuscript by a fifteenth-century Bohemian master presents 28 full-page miniatures to illustrate the popular and eventful story of Sir John Mandeville's travels. Inspired by the text of the Travels, which is considred the first romance of travel in modern times and was the most widely read book of the Middle Ages, the miniatures offer a portrait of the personages, places, events, and myths encountered by Mandeville on his pilgrimage through exotic lands.
The scenes, like the Travels, center on the spheres of interest to all medieval Christians, and the highlights of any pilgrimage.
The miniatures are delicately drawn in silverpoint on a pale, chalk-green background, with gold highlights and dramatic flourishes of color. "
-The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, introduction de Josef KRASA (pages 7 à 43)
-The Plates and Commentaries on the Plates, Josef KRASA
Les commentaires précèdent ou suivent les 28 superbes miniatures.
New York, George Braziller, 1983, 18,2 x 23 cm, plein skivertex bleu orné d'un décor d'étoiles sur le haut des plats, jaquette illustrée (Sir John Mandeville Traveling to Constantinople,planche 4) , 132 pages.
librairie couleur du temps, george braziller, enluminure, manuscrit, moyen-âge, voyage,