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In the 15th century several maps were drawn of the whole of Italy, by then the most map-conscious part of Europe. The ou...
This circular diagram of a microcosmic man, or zodiac man, depicts how astrology affects different parts of a human body...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination
The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...
Taken from the preface of The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, this image depicts a transi tomb, a tomb that...
An atlas made for the Cornaro family of Venice at the end of the 15th century contains 35 portolan charts by various Ven...
Medieval Christians hoped for a ‘good’ death, ideally at home in bed surrounded by family with a priest administering th...
This manuscript contains the first book of Herodotus’ Histories. It is written on paper and dates from some time before ...
This manuscript is a typical example of a medical miscellany. It consists of a range of treatises on physiology and prog...
Illustrations of foetal positions in the womb within this 15th century gynaecological treatise demonstrate that by the l...
The epic of Troy, recounted in Homer’s Iliad, tells of the war between the Greeks and Trojans beginning with the abducti...
Images like these, which show glasses of different coloured urine, would have been used by medieval doctors to help diag...
This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...