Reference - Image Databases - Individual Manuscripts

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Making Medieval Manuscripts
Images and information from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, with animation about making techniques.

Glossary of Manuscript Terms
From the British Library.

Intute: Illuminated Manuscripts
Gateway to internet resources.

Digital Scriptorium
Image database of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.

Manuscript Studies Portal
From Senate House Library.

Virtual research environment providing access to all existing digital documents in the sphere of historic book resources.

Medieval Manuscript Manual
Information on the making of manuscripts, including a glossary

Miniatura Italiana
A site dedicated to Italian illumination and the ancient book (includes extensive section of links , plus various listings - fellowships, jobs, conferences ...)

Depicting Devotion
Website of exhibition at Washington University Libraries in 2001.


Bodleian Library Western manuscripts to c. 1500 (selection)

British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

British Library Images Online

Enluminures + Liber Floridus + Mandragore

Enluminures [Includes images of decoration]

Liber Floridus [Select images from two MSS]

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, The Hague

Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Codices Iconographici

Choix de miniatures
]Manuscripts from the Université de Liège]

Manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.


The St Albans Psalter (Aberdeen, University Library)

The Utrecht Psalter (Utrecht, University Library, Bibl. Rhenotraiectinae I Nr 32) [Requires Internet Explorer] - Currently unavailable because a new and improved digital version is being prepared for end 2012. See

Murthly Hours
[From the National Library of Scotland (hard copy at CHB 445.H33)]

Très Riches heures du Duc de Berry [From the Webmuseum, Paris]