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  • An anonymous map of Italy

    Map Created date: 15th century

    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 Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

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

  • Carthusian miscellany

    Manuscript Created date: 1460–1500

    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 Created date: 15th century

    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 Created date: c. 1480–90

    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, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

    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 Created date: c. 1485–1509

    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 Created date: 1485–1490

    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 Created date: 15th century

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

  • Sforza Hours

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1490 (Birago illumination), and c. 1517–21 (Horenbout illumination)

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