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illuminated manuscripts

List of illuminated manuscripts

This is a list of illuminated manuscripts.

2nd century

3rd century

4th century

5th century

Biblical Texts

Virgil

Homer

Herbal

Unknown

6th century

Gospel Books

Genesis

Bible

Pentateuch

Dioscurides

Corpus Agrimensorum Romanorum

Detached Lists

7th century

Gospel Books

Psalters

Bibles

Orosius

Jerome

Miscellany

Dioscurides

Detached Leaves

  • Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 12190 (Carpet Page)

Gregory of Tours

Gregory the Great

Origen

8th century

Gospel Books

Psalters

Bibles

Apocalypse manuscripts

Boethius

Isidore of Seville

Bede

Cassiodorus

Miscellanies

Pope Gregory I

Liturgical manuscripts

  • Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 9427 (Lectionary)
  • Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 12048 (Sacramentary)

Hagiography

Césaire d'Arles

Collectio canonum

Glossaries

Prayer Book

9th century

Gospel Books

Psalters

Bibles

Job and Ezra

Prayerbooks

Liturgical Books

Miscellanies

Physiologus

Cicero

Germanicus

Agrimensores

Theodore of Mopsuestia

Terence

Beatus manuscripts

Hrabanus Maurus

Canon Law

10th century

Psalters

Gospel Books

Bibles

New Testament

Book of Joshua

  • Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. gr. 431 (Joshua Roll)

Bede

Beatus Manuscripts

Liturgical Manuscripts

Pope Gregory I

Dioscurides

Miscellanies

  • Cambridge, Corpus Christi College Library, MS 448 (Miscellany)
  • London, British Library, Add. MS 24199 (Miscellany)
  • London, British Library, Cotton MS Vespasian D VI (Miscellany)
  • London, British Library, Royal MS 15 A XVI (Poetic miscellany)

Tironian Lexicon

Orosius

Gregory of Nazianzus

Sedulius

Monastic rules

Hagiography

Cresconius

John Chrysostom

Pseudo-Apuleius

Canon law

Isidore of Seville

Aldhelm

Legal texts

Biblical commentary

Medical texts

11th century

Gospel Books

Psalters

New Testament

Apocalypse manuscripts

Beatus manuscripts

Liturgical manuscripts

Miscellanies

Pope Gregory I

St. Augustine

Bibles

St. Jerome

Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel

St. Ildefonsus

Prayer books

Oppian

Hagiography

  • Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, MS II. I. 412 (Passionary)

12th century

Bestiaries and Aviaries

Psalters

Bibles

Gospel Books

Octateuchs

Liturgical manuscripts

Miscellanies

Aratus of Soli

Peter Lombard

Zacharias Chrysopolitanus

Jerome

Augustine

Historical works

Berengaudus

Other Biblical texts

Pope Gregory I

Simon Metaphrastes

Bede

New Testament

Heliand

Cartularies

Hagiography

Origen

James of Kokkinobaphos

Beatus manuscripts

Book of Antidotes

13th century

Bibles

Bible Moralisée

Picture Bibles

Gospel Books

Apocalypse manuscripts

Beatus manuscripts

Psalters

Psalter and Hours

Books of Hours

Litugical manuscripts

Bestiaries and Aviaries

Miscellanies

Joannitius

Thomas Aquinas

Hagiography

Hugh of St. Cher

Fechtbücher

Gratian

Chronicles

Giles de Paris

Song Collections

Raymond of Peñafort

Ptolemy

Peter Lombard

Martin of Opava

St. Jerome

Romances

Eddas

Genealogy

Moses Ben Abraham

Avicenna

Obituary rolls

Lucas de Gail

Pliny the Elder

Justinian

Al-Mubashshir

Dioscurides

Ahmad ibn al-Husain ibn Ahnaf

Abu Muhammed al-Hariri

Frederick II

14th century

Psalters

Books of Hours

Liturgical manuscripts

Bestiaries

Bibles

Bible Historiales

Bible Moralisée

Biblical picture books

New Testament

Apocalypse manuscripts

Hagiography

Romances

Dante

Aristotle

Boccaccio

Petrarch

Legal manuscripts

Mirrors

Literary compilations

Seneca

  • London, British Library, Add. MS 11987 (Seneca)

Gospel Books

Chronicles

Guillaume de Machaut

Livy

Sagas

Guillaume Durand

Music manuscripts

Prayerbooks

Jacob van Maerlant

Augustine

Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun

Miscellany

  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, MS 76 E 5 (Miscellany)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, MS KA 24 (Miscellany)

Sermons

Gautier de Coinsi

Johannes Januensis

Hippocrates

Military treatises

Cartularies

Durand de Mende

Calendar

Atlases

Valerius Maximus

15th century

Books of Hours

Book of Hours and Prayer Book

Prayer Books

  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, KA 31 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 71 H 56 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 71 H 64 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 74 G 1 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, MS 76 G 15 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 130 E 14 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 130 E 17 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 133 D 10 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 133 F 3 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 133 F 6 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 133 F 9 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliothek, 135 E 19 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Musee Meermanno-Westreenianum, 10 E 1 (Prayer Book)
  • The Hague, Musee Meermanno-Westreenianum, 10 F 22 (Prayer Book)

Liturgical manuscripts

Pentateuchs

Bibles

Bible Historiales

Chaucer

Psalters

Miscellanies

Welsh literature

Cicero

Apocalypse manuscripts

Chronicles

Albertus Magnus

Quintilian

  • Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS 46. 13 (Quintilian)

Livy

Coluccio

  • Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Strozzi. 36 (Coluccio)

Eusebius of Caesarea

Duns Scotus

Julius Caesar

  • London, British Library, Add. MS 16982 (Caesar)

John Mandeville

Virgil

Romances

Fechtbücher

Chani da Castello

St. Benedict

Roman satires

Hagiography

Ovid, trans. Octavien de Saint Gelais

Alexandria

Gospel Books

  • Moscow, Rossiiskaya Gosudarstvennaya Biblioteka, (Khitrovo Gospel)
  • Athens, Greece, Ethnike Bibliotheke tes Hellados, Codex 2603 (Gospel Book)

Philostratos

Music Manuscripts

Aurora consurgens

  • Glasgow University Library MS. Ferguson 6
  • Zurich Zentralbibliothek, MS. Rhenoviensis 172
  • Leiden, MS. Vossiani Chemici F. 29
  • Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, MS. Parisinus Latinus 14006
  • Prague, Universitni Knihovna, MS. VI. Fd. 26
  • Prague, Chapitre Métropolitain, MS. 1663. O. LXXIX
  • Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, MS. Germ. qu. 848

St. Augustine

Johannes von Tepls

Dante

Pseudo-Lull

Suetonius

Johannes de Deo

De sphera

  • Modena, Biblioteca Estense, α. 2. 14 (Lat. 209) (De sphera)

Engineering

Vexillology

16th century

Books of Hours

Litugical manuscripts

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard College, Houghton Library, pfms. Lat. 186 (Graduall)

Prayerbooks

Law codes

Traicte de Peyne

Geography

  • __________ early sixteenth-century to Niccolaus Germanus' manuscript codes Parisinus Latinus 4801
  • _________BNF_______Codex Latinus Parisinus 4802, which has Jacopo del Massaio's 1428 maps illustrating Jacopo Angeli da Scarperia's 1408-9 Latin translation of Ptolemy's Geographia.
  • Sophia, Bulgaria, Narodna Biblioteka Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii, OR 3198 , fol. 250v-251r (Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Idrîsî, Book of Pleasant Journeys into Faraway Lands (Book of Roger))

Alchemy

Gospel Books

Book of unknown contents

  • New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book Library, MS 408 (Voynich manuscript)

Diatessaron

17th century

Ardašīr Book

Paisios Hagiopostolites

Slujebnicul Arhieresc al Mitropolitului Stefan al Ungrovlahiei

  • Bucharest, National Academy Library (BAR, ms. ROM. 1790; sec. XVII <1661, Tara Romaneasca; Paper, 114 f.280/190 mm.. Text with black and red ink. Illuminated, majuscule, frontispicii in colour and gold)
  • Estera Hebrew Meghi'lat Esther (Estera).
  • Bucharest, National Academy Library (Ester - BAR ms. oriental 405, 1673 Moldova, pergament, roll 1750/173 mm. Ebraic text aschenaz with black ink. Flowered frames and anthropomorphic decorations in red, green, blue and yellow.)

Vaticinia de Summis Pontificibus

  • Rome, Italy; Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (Castro Pretorio). Dipartimento Manoscritti Antichi e Rari. Fondo Vittorio Emmanuele 307 (Vaticinia de Futuri Christi Vicarii ad Cesarem Filium; 1629. 82 pages sewed as a codex. Brought by Cèzar de Nostre-Dame to cardinal Maffeo Barberini) It comprises 80 drawings and/or watercolored images that some book authors link to Catholic Popes in the future. There are several images with probable astrological (astronomical dating) that are very cryptic. Only ten images are commented by handwriting in Latin (seem added by a later interpreter) the other are silent.

18th century

  • Erotocrit-ul from Vincenzo Cornaro,
  • Bucharest, National Academy Library (BAR ms ROM. 3514; 1787 Tara Romaneasca; 219 f.; 275/195 mm. Text with black ink. Titles and initiales with red ink. Ms illuminated from Petrache logofatul)

19th century

  • Book of kings
  • Bucharest, National Academy Library (BAR, Ms. oriental nr.333, Ferdousi; Sah-name "Cartea regilor- Book of kings", sec. XIX, paper; 573 f.; 360/220 mm. ta'lik writing. Text on patru four columns in red frame. The manuscript has 77 de miniatures with hunting scenes, fighting scenes or regal palace interiors. The manuscript was Gh. Valentin Bibescu collection)

References

Books

  • Bologna, Giulia. Illuminated Manuscripts: The Book before Gutenberg. New York: Crescent Books, 1995.
  • Calkins, Robert G. Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1983.
  • De Hamel, Christopher. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts. Boston: David R. Godine, 1986.
  • Nordenfalk, Carl. Cetic and Anglo-Saxon Painting: Book illumination in the British Isles 600-800. New York: George Braziller, 1977.
  • Temple, Elzbieta. Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: 900 - 1066. London; Harvey Miller, 1976.
  • Weitzmann, Kurt. Late Antique and Early Christin Book Illumination. New York: George Braziller, 1977.
  • Williams, John, Early Spanish Manuscript Illumination New York: George Braziller, 1977.
  • Williams, John. The Illustrated Beatus: A Corpus of the Illustrations of the Commentary on the Apocalypse, Volume 1, Introduction. London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 1994.

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