List of illustrations

  • Dream/Vision
  • Dream/Vision, detail
  • Study of a Nude
  • Study of a Nude
  • Samples of Mulberry Bark and paper made from the Japanese Mulberry
  • Nemesis
  • Perpective Illustrations and Sleeping Venus
  • Diamond Sutra
  • Itinerary of rag papermaking technology from c. 650–1500
  • Commentarius in Ecclesiasten. Palimpsested: National History, XI–XV
  • Christ and the Woman of Samaria, recto
  • Christ Healing the Blind Man, verso
  • Mill on the Grand River Auvergne
  • Papermill Stampers
  • Tong Watermark
  • Tamed Horse Watermark
  • Amsterdam City Coat of Arms
  • The Wire-Drawing Mill
  • Paper Mould
  • The Vatman and the Coucher
  • Alcea (Hollyhock)
  • Futo Kadsura
  • Gathering and Fermenting the Bamboo
  • Cooking the Bamboo
  • Forming the Sheet in the Paper Mold
  • Drying the Paper on Heated Brick Walls
  • Cutting Bamboo
  • Dipping the Paper Mold
  • Tinting the Paper
  • Packaging Paper and Quality Control
  • Fol. 1a in Commentary of Galen on the Book of Hippocrates on Prognostics
  • Fol. 85b in Questions on Medicine for Beginners
  • Fol. 2a in The Hundred Books on the Medical Art
  • Fol. 138v in Maqamat al-Hariri
  • Panel 48: Fortuna
  • The Oztoticpac Lands Map
  • Fol. 3v in Matrícula de Tributos
  • Fol. 4r in Matrícula de Tributos
  • Fol. 3v in Matrícula de Tributos, detail
  • Fol. 4r in Matrícula de Tributos, detail
  • Tributes from the Province of Quauhnahuac
  • Tributes from the Province of Quauhnahuac
  • Reproduction of the Codex Mendoza
  • Papermaker
  • Engraver
  • Kitāb ṣalāt al-sawā'i
  • Maestà
  • Maestà, detail
  • Maestà, detail
  • Ecce Homo
  • The Burning of Jan Hus at the Council of Constance in 1415
  • The Execution of Jan Hus
  • Ludovico Gonzaga Receives a Letter
  • Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga Holds a Letter with the Words Andrea me pinxit
  • Fol. 92v and 93r in Wolfenbüttel Musterbuch
  • The Scriptorium
  • The Flagellation
  • The Flagellation
  • Study of Facial Typologies
  • Virgin and the Writing Christ Child
  • Foliate Ornament and Seated Figures
  • Jousting
  • Savage Ball
  • Charles and His Bride Isabeau (?)
  • Vienna model book with its leather box
  • Blessing Christ
  • Feast of the Rose Garlands
  • Jesus among the Doctors
  • Two Studies of a Youth
  • Two Studies of a Youth
  • Three Studies of a Bishop
  • Hands of Maximilian I from Feast of the Rose Garlands
  • Hands of Jesus from Jesus among the Doctors
  • Head of the Lute-Playing Angel from Feast of the Rose Garlands
  • Head of Jesus from Jesus among the Doctors
  • Head of the Lute-Playing Angel from Feast of the Rose Garlands and Head of Jesus from Jesus among the Doctors
  • Feast of the Rose Garlands, detail
  • Jesus among the Doctors, detail
  • Head of a Young Man
  • Mercury
  • Presentation of Christ in the Temple
  • Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin
  • The Betrothal of the Virgin
  • Heller Altarpiece
  • Praying Hands
  • Apostle Head Study
  • Praying Hands and Apostle Head Study
  • Studies of Saint John the Baptist
  • Head of an Apostle
  • Head of Lute-Playing Angel
  • Head of Jesus
  • Archers Shooting at a Herm
  • Archers Shooting at a Herm, detail of crossbow watermark
  • Fol. 19r in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis
  • Fol. 19r in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, gloved-hand watermark detail
  • Quaratesi Polyptych: Saint Nicholas of Bari Raising Three Boys from the Dead
  • Image depicting tributes given to the Spanish, including a feather painting of the Virgin and Child
  • Image depicting tributes given to the Spanish
  • Genoese Gloved-Hand Watermark
  • Fol. 37v from the Codex Kingsborough/ Petition of the Indians of Tepetlaoztoc
  • Fol. 42v from the Codex Kingsborough/ Petition of the Indians of Tepetlaoztoc
  • Fol. 42r from the Codex Kingsborough/ Petition of the Indians of Tepetlaoztoc
  • The Village Lawyer
  • Descent from the Cross
  • Four Mughal Elders Sitting under a Tree
  • Four Mullahs
  • Abraham Entertaining the Angels
  • Page of calligraphy
  • Six devotional scenes
  • Ecce Homo
  • Ecce Homo
  • Ecce Homo
  • Ecce Homo
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~I began this project when I was an NEH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, and I thank both the Getty and the National Endowment for the Humanities Foundation for their early support. I completed the manuscript at Yale University as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, and I thank the Mellon Foundation and Tim Barringer. An...
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~“In the year 1525, after Whitsun, in the night between Wednesday and Thursday, I saw this vision in my sleep.” Putting mind to paper, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) painted his dream, creating a work in which water rises like a geological formation from the horizon as...
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~Before Europe began producing its own paper, three papermaking economies dominated the world from about 800 to 1250 CE: Asia, the Middle East, and Mesoamerica. Paper was central to the trade, economy, and artistic cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. It was the main component of bookmaking and administration in the Islamic world from Baghdad to Córdoba....
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~Paper is vile. In his treatise Adversus Iudeorum inveteratam duritiem (twelfth century; Against the Inveterate Obduracy of the Jews), Peter the Venerable Abbot of Cluny (ca. 1092–1156)...
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~In one of the first appearances of the word “paper” (papier) in the French language, a poet calls on his secretary: “Find some paper; I wish to write.” This command is...
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~During his first Wanderjahre in the early 1490s, Albrecht Dürer traveled to Colmar to meet Martin Schongauer (ca. 1445–1491), an innovative engraver whose fine lines and dense...
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~Early modern rag paper contains a pictorial language that historians rarely address unless they want to place a work within a chronology. This idiom is called the watermark. Thanks to the exhaustive cataloguing by scholars such as Charles-Moïse Briquet in Les filigranes: Historique des marques du papier dès leur...
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~The history of print has obscured the importance of paper as an equal force in defining the early modern world. This book, therefore, has focused primarily on works outside of print—from Simone Martini’s paintings to legal documents in New Spain. Yet the developing trade in global commodities also transformed paper’s ability to convey meaning...
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