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A map and book title from the McMaster Art Museum

This map came from the McMaster Art Museum today for translation: It came along with the title of a rare book: “Militaris Ordinis Johannitarum, Rhodiorum, Aut Melitensium Equitum Rerum Memorabilium Terra Marique, A Sexcentis fere annis pro republica Christiana, in … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools IV

Folio (Re)cusatio Jacobilocher Philomusi Derisio boni op(er)is Ambulans recto itinere (et) timens deu(m) despicit(ur) ab eo qui infami graditur via. Querit derisor sapientia(m) (et) no(n) invenit(ur) doctrina prudentiu(m) facilis. Qui deridetur: invocabit deu(m) (et) exaudiet eu(m): deridetur eni(m) iusti simplicitas … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools III

L Fatuor(um) damno sapie(n)tes nos fieri co(n)venit Stultor(um) lapsum miserum subitamq(ue) ruinam Qui videt astutus nec sibi deinde cavet Est stultus: c(a)eco nec recto tramite pergens: Et fatui barbam mulcet ubiq(ue) manu. Alienis p(er)icul(is) fieri sapie(n)te(m). Atte(n)de in illis ne … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools II

XLVI De iracundia ex levi causa Assiduis flagris tardu(m) qui pungit asellum S(a)epius ad longas corruit auriculas. Ira brevis furor est. nil indignatio prodest Sincer(a)e mentis est inimica minax Irasci sine causa Vince iras a(n)i(ma)mq(ue) tuum qui cetera vincas: Impedit … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools I

The next few prints are Latin translations of Sebastian’s Brandt’s 15th century satire, “The Ship of Fools,” originally published in German. It was, apparently, Albrecht Durer’s first commisioned work! It looks like these are selections from the (much abridged) Latin … Continue reading

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virtutem coluisse iuvat nam vincere virtutas vim solet, et plures nobilitare viros.

Another batch from the McMaster Museum of Art came a little while ago, and Christmas holidays gives me a little time to work on them. This first image has both Latin and German. I’ll supply the original text with my … Continue reading

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Tobias mandat furtiuum reddere caprum, Uxoris sentit tristia probra suae. Tob. .2.

And here we have the last of the present batch of work from the McMaster Museum of Art. Tobit mandates the return of a stolen goat, he senses the sad, disgraceful deeds of his wife. This depicts Tobit 2: 13-14. … Continue reading

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