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De Bry's images of the Americas affirm and assert a sense of European superiority.
A luxury reserved for royals, moralized bibles paired image and text. Their commentary compared 13th-century bad guys to biblical villains.
No splashes of wine stain this luxurious book! Its 56 miniatures illustrate the story of Passover.
The “cross-carpet” pages of this early 8th-century manuscript weave together birds, knots, spirals—and the Cross.