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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...
On Christmas Eve 1430 Anne of Burgundy (d. 1432), the wife of John, Duke of Bedford (d. 1435), presented this lavish bil...
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...
Christine de Pizan (b. 1364, d. 1430) was the first professional woman author in Europe. Writing in the French language,...
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...
This sumptuous Book of Hours was made in Paris around 1405-1410 and illuminated by an anonymous artist, known after this...
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...
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These delicate paintings show nuns and monks praying in their stalls. They are part of a series of miniatures in an orna...