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Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
A manuscript containing the Later Version of the Middle English translation of the Bible produced by followers of the re...
Abraham Ibn Ezra’s commentary to the Torah (‘Five Books of Moses’ or ‘Pentateuch’). Abraham Ibn Ezra and his biblical co...
In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...
Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll
One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...
A circular diagram, now known as ‘Microcosmic Man’ or ‘Zodiac man’, appears in this miscellany of astrological and medic...
The religious order of monks and nuns known as the Carthusians were founded by St Bruno of Cologne (d. 1104) in 1084. Th...
An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...
This portion of a mid-15th-century chart by the Venetian Giacomo Giroldi shows the Adriatic with parts of Italy. South i...
The Confessio Amantis by John Gower was written between 1386 and 1390. Gower was a contemporary and friend of Geoffrey C...
Illustration by Giovanni de Paolo showing Dante ascending into heaven, guided by Beatrice.
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript
A 15th-century Pentateuch featuring illuminated letters, which are rare in Hebrew manuscripts. What is the Pentateuch? ...
A highly decorated French Book of Hours, commissioned by Jean d’Orléans (d. 1471), Count of Dunois. Among the bo...
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...