Verlag Müller & Schindler

Booth number 8B05

Written Heritage of all Ages in High Quality Reproductions: We reproduce old manuscripts as perfect replicas, undistinguishable from the original in every aspect.

About us

Written Heritage of all Ages in High Quality Reproductions: Fine Art Facsimile Editions by Mueller & Schindler. We reproduce old manuscripts as perfect replicas, undistinguishable from the original in every aspect. So, they can be used as ambassadors of heritage without endangering the originals. Such editions can be used in many ways:

As an exclusive and very personal gift.
As a unique ambassador for culture and heritage.
For study and learning, giving exciting insights into cultural achievements created several hundred years ago.

In any case, our editions convey the impression of holding the original. Just without the original. Enjoy this journey through the centuries with us!

Verlag Müller & Schindler
Innstr. 7
84359 Simbach am Inn

Phone: +49 1743 221094

Contact person

Alexander Wilhelm
Vice President
Phone: +43 664 224 26 48

Products and Services

How A Fine Art Facsimile Edition is made:
• Digitalization of the single pages with a high-resolution camera and a specially designed framework supporting the precious original without endangering it.
• Pre-printing process: each image file is reviewed, corrected and prepared individually for the printing process.
• Hard proofs are produced and compared to the original. Colour variances are corrected until the result meets our highest quality standards.
• Printing & attaching gold and silver: depending on the characteristics of the original, appropriate techniques and materials are used – from gold and silver foils or metallic dust to 23K genuine gold.
• Binding & Refinement: Usually, the binding of the original, or a similar binding of that time, is reproduced - mostly in real leather. Luxury editions are refined with real gold embossing, edge gilding or real gold printing.
• A Scholarly Commentary gives scientific insights on the background of the original.
Masterpieces of Islamic Book Illumination

For many centuries, fabulous manuscripts have been created throughout the Islamic world. Now, for the first time ever, some of them are partially reproduced as true-to-the-original Fine Art Facsimile Leaves. They form a unique collection, illustrating the artistry of calligraphers and book illuminators from more than ten centuries and from different cultural backgrounds in the Islamic world.
Each leaf is exactly reproduced in every aspect down to the smallest detail according to the original.

Further reading

The Stars of Samarkand. Ulugh Beg’s Book of the Fixed Stars by Al-Sufi

The skies and their empirical observation have fascinated people worldwide – and this manuscript gives us a glimpse of fabled Samarkand, mythical center of the Silk Road in the 15th century and synonymous with oriental splendour under the Timurids. Ulugh Beg, a scientist on a ruler’s throne, had the famous 10th-century text of Al-Sufi calligraphed and painted as a magnificent manuscript for his library, depicting star constellations in 72 unique miniatures.

Further reading

The Parisian Sketchbooks by Leonardo da Vinci. Personal ideas of the great universal genius.

Five-hundred years after the death of one the greatest geniuses of all times, our publishing house issues a unique testimony of Leonardo da Vinci’s creations and ideas: a total of 12 sketchbooks filled with his personal notes are kept today in the Institut de France in Paris and are going to be published over the upcoming years as true-to-original facsimile editions. The series starts with the book called „Manuscrit A“ and will allow you to immerse in the thoughts of this great Renaissance Man.

News & Innovations

Bringing Book Art and Heritage down to real life – our Merchandising Program
Our task is to create beautiful items for daily use – based on our vast experience in creating stunning Fine Art Facsimile Editions perfect reproductions of old manuscripts, we are offering also objects for museum shops in high quality, and with a design based on our cultural heritage. Our cooperation with the BnF in Paris has already lead to fantastic products, depicting scenes out of manuscripts in possession of the library, like fine art notebooks in various designs and sizes, exclusive magnetic pencils, high-quality silk scarves printed with the constellations of the astronomical Arab world of the 15th century as well as a shopper with a stylish and unique design. Moreover, a memory game, popular with young and old alike, appeals thanks to the brilliant virtuosity of a Bohemian artist from around 1400 and elegant porcelain mugs with exclusive medieval motifs are waiting for you. Contact us for more information about our assortment and your individual collection! Further reading
Living Manuscripts – History meets High Tech.
See Medieval Art coming to life!
The World´s Leading Fine Art Facsimile Publishing Group proudly presents a new technology for the first time ever: explore manuscript pages as no one has ever seen them before – with our Augmented Reality App ”Living Manuscripts“. Download the app, scan the target image and experience how our manuscripts come alive!
The App is available for tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android) and ready for download on the respective marketplace (App Store and Google play).
Start your unique journey to medieval art today! Further reading
GigaPixel Digitalization – Entering new dimensions in sharpness and detail
Protecting artworks with Ultra-High-Resolution Imagery. Powered by the World’s Leading Fine Art Facsimile Publisher. Over years of development, we have created a completely new, revolutionary approach to works of art. In unique quality and resolution (the 16.1 giga-pixel image of Da Vinci's Last Supper was for a long time the highest resolution photograph in the world), we have set completely new standards in the capture of works of art, in terms of their access and exploration, as well as the protection of the originals. GigaPixel Digitalization by Haltadefinizione enables an unprecedented quality of digitization, impressive 3D images, multi-spectral images for enhanced digital imagery and the management of image data via an image data management, digital asset management and a professional delivery platform. Haltadefinizione thus contributes significantly to the research as well as the conservation of important artworks. Further reading

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