Flemish Rose Midi Journal


Before the rise of still life painting as a hallmark of Dutch culture, there were skilled illustrators who brought handwritten manuscripts to life with intricate illustrations of plants and animals. These illustrations enhanced the emotional depth of the written word.

Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1601) was a master of this art form. In the 1590s, Emperor Rudolf II commissioned him to illuminate the 'Mira calligraphiae monumenta,' a renowned mid-16th century manuscript on calligraphy by Georg Bocskay. The page replicated on the cover of this Flemish Rose Journal, titled 'Wainscot, French Rose, Wasplike Insect, English Daisy and Caterpillar,' showcases Hoefnagel's exceptional talent in capturing the delicate beauty of nature.

This journal not only serves as a nod to the history of art but also as a tribute to the exquisite craftsmanship of these early illustrators!

This 144-page lined journal includes a memento pouch, ribbon marker, and features book edge printing.

  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper

Size: 18 x 13 x 1.5 cm (7 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches)