Recently Digitized Manuscripts from the BAV

Welcome! This project is a continuation of the work started by Jean-Baptiste Piggin tracking new manuscripts added to the digitized manuscripts of the Vatican Libraries. Each week we add a new page with the manuscripts from the previous week, with title, author, date and incipt where possible. Announcements of the weekly update will be posted to Twitter, anyone with additions, corrections or information about any manuscripts is invited to contact me there and I'll add it here.

Please note that this page only lists the most recent seven entries. For older entries, please look in the yearly archive files:

Manuscripts are browsable by Fond, the term for collection, in much the same way that they are on the official BAV website. The listing here provides all high-quality digitized manuscripts, that is those not from scanned microfilm, along with the same metadata one would find in the weekly listings and a thumbnail. For some of the collections, notably Latin collections, Vat.gr and Rossiani, this generates a very large page.

In addition to the weekly entries listed above, there are a series of custom pages where groups of manuscripts are pulled from the database using custom queries. These Ad Hoc query pages are available with brief descriptions of the contents and sometimes the reason for that specific query. Please contact the editor if you have an query you'd like generated as part of this collection.

So far twenty-six manuscripts have been digitized this week

Forty manuscripts were added to the online archives this week. As we have come to expect, the collections which predominat are Ross, Reg.lat and Vat.lat.9xxx. The week was filled out by a single Chigiani, a pair of Javanese texts from Vat.ind and an unexpected Carthusian Breviary in Vat.lat.7683.pt.1 Vat.lat.9524 is a Spanish book on calculation, a Ars ...
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A total of forty-five manuscripts were digitized this week. They predominently fall into the same sections as the last few weeks, Reg.lat, Ross and Vat.lat.9xxx. A new fond for the week is the Pal.lat, with four manuscripts getting added. These were already available on the University of Heidelberg Bibliotheca Palatina digital website, but not yet in t...
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Only eight manuscripts were digitized this week. They contain representitives of the three major collections of the recent weeks, Reg.lat, Ross and the later Vat.lat. One of the interesting volumes is Reg.lat.285, which is a collection of writings by the sequential Archbishops of Centerbury, Lanfranc and Anselm. To the right is f.23r, the start of the An...
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On pace with the last few weeks, a total of forty-seven manuscripts were digitized this week, focusing on Ross, Reg.lat and Vat.lat, in that order. A single volume from the Cappella Guilia fond, Capp.Giulia.IV.102, a mass and psalm setting for eight voices by Virginio Mazzocchi completes the collection. Interesting additions this week include an early cop...
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A total of forty-eight manuscripts were added this week to the online repository. Trends from recent weeks continue, though the Rossiani collection edged out Reg.lat to be the largest single fond for the week, work on digitizing Reg.lat continues. Manuscripts from Vat.lat fond in the 9000s continue to be added, many from the 18th C, including multiple vol...
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A total of forty-seven manuscripts were added this week. A plurality of these comes from the new hotness, Reg.lat, with the bulk of the rest in Vat.lat.9xxx. A lone Borg.lat and a couple of Ross volumes complete the set. To the right is f.12v from Ross.587, a copy of Zacharias Chrysopolitanus' Unum ex Quattuor. This 12th C Gospel harmony begins with a ...
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