Tales of the unexpected The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, features illustrations of wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods, as well as other catastrophes and occurrences—even the future end of the world.
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