1st edition manuscript – A garden of symbols with a horseman at its gate



1826 Sibiu, Carl Franz Koch publishes a collection of 233 hand-drawn saxon symbols from Transylvania.

Dating from medieval times, these characters were practically used for marking each villages’ livestock and stored grain sacks.

This manuscript delves into an allegorical investigation of these symbols’ form and deep history, beyond their concrete meanings, while illuminating new ties and expanding possibilities.  


1st edition manuscript with 170 symbols, Summer 2023

A3 paper size, handbound


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