Collection items

Showing 10 results

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • French Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The Book of Hours was an extremely popular type of prayer book that enabled laypeople to imitate the daily cycle of pray...

  • Great Bible

    Manuscript

    With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...

  • Henry VIII's prayer roll

    Scroll, Prayer book, Manuscript, Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illustration, Image

    Owned by Henry VIII as a young man, this is one of the finest surviving late medieval prayer rolls. The manuscript Meas...

  • Huth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    Books of Hours are prayer books for lay people containing cycles of prayers to be read at set hours of the day and night...

  • 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...

  • Sforza Hours

    Manuscript

    The Sforza Hours is a richly illuminated Book of Hours and one of the finest surviving manuscripts of the Renaissance. I...