Matteo Palmieri (1406-1475)
Cittą di vita, 15th century
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 40.53, ff. 41v-42r
This poem illustrates the soul's journey towards incarnation, from Heaven to Earth. The codex features some wonderful illuminations showing the constellations and the signs of the zodiac, including this extremely beautiful depiction of the northern hemisphere.