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  • An anonymous map of Italy

    Map

    In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...

  • Astrological-medical miscellany

    Manuscript

    A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript

    On Christmas Eve 1430 Anne of Burgundy (d. 1432), the wife of John, Duke of Bedford (d. 1435), presented this lavish bil...

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript

    The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...

  • Chart of the Aegean from the Cornaro atlas

    Map

    An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...

  • Map of the Bay of Bengal from Ptolemy's Geography

    Map

    This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...

  • Old Hall manuscript

    Musical score

    This collection of sacred music was compiled by a single scribe between about 1415 and 1421.  In the early 1420s additi...

  • Thomas Hoccleve, The Regiment of Princes

    Manuscript

    Pictured here in the margin of Thomas Hoccleve’s The Regiment of Princes, this portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer is assumed t...