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With more than 1,200 different facsimiles of medieval manuscripts, you cannot know them all. Yet, we do! That is why you will find a selection of facsimiles here, which may not be the focus of the "normal" facsimile collector, but which you should still take a look at - it's worth it!

Rohan Hours

Paris or Angers (France) — 1430-1435

The beginning of a new era in book illumination: masterful, full-page miniatures in a lavishly illuminated book of hours

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Leaves from a Psalter by William de Brailes

Oxford (England) — ca. 1240

Created by one of the greatest masters of English illumination: seven parchment fragments of a lost masterpiece by William de Brailes

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Biblia Veteris Testamenti

Frankfurt am Main (Germany) — 1551

Each of the more than 400 pages that illustrate this picture Bible: masterful, colored copperplates and woodcuts by Sebald Beham, the student of Albrecht Dürer

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Anatomia depicta

Italien — 1565-1589

Large format and in color: a fascinating insight into the medicine of the 16th century with 71 realistic anatomical representations of the human body

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Ptolemy Atlas

Naples (Italy) — 15th Century

Created at the behest of the King of Aragon: splendidly glowing maps and nautical charts according to Claudius Ptolemy decorated with gold 

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Secretum Templi

France — 12th und 13th Century

With letters from Jacques de Molay and the rule of the Templar Order: a unique collection of documents on the most powerful, richest, and most mysterious knightly order in history

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Stuttgart Psalter

Scriptorium of St. Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France) — 820-830

Every single Psalm illustrated with great attention to detail: the most richly illuminated Psalter of the Carolingian era

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Life of the Virgin Mary

France — 1548

Created for King François I of France: the veneration of the Blessed Virgin in large and splendid Renaissance miniatures

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Holkham Bible

London (England) — ca. 1327-35

Each page illustrated: 231 scenes from the Old and New Testaments, embedded in the bustle and impressive architecture of medieval London

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Dead Sea Scrolls

West Jordan — ca. 120 BC - AD 70

The most important archaeological find of the 20th century: the famous scrolls with 2,000-year-old texts from the Bible

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Virgil: Bucolics, Georgics and Aeneid

Rome or Naples (Italy) — 1470-1499

Illuminated by various masters of book art: Virgil's three major works in a splendidly illustrated manuscript from the 15th century

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