09 July 2021

Micrographic labyrinth (17th c.)

"Micrographic design in the shape of a labyrinth. The text of the micrographic design is written in cursive French and starts with the words 'L'homme prudent (...)'. The initial L is written in gold, while the rest of the text is executed in brown ink. Part of an album of 26 examples of calligraphy and micrography, thought to have been produced in France or possibly Antwerp at the beginning of the seventeenth century."
The text follows a path from the LL quadrant to the UL, then the UR and LR, finishing at the center of the spiral.  

Image from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, via the literature blog Worlds Imagined.

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