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 manuscripts have been digitized

A total of thirty-nine manuscripts were digitized this week. They contain mostly volumes from the Reg.lat, wiith fewer fewer of the Vat.lat.9xxx than in recent weeks, with only five this week. The bulk of those are works from a new 19th C antiquarian, Hieronymi Amati (not the 17th C violin maker by the same name). The week is rounded out by a copy of ...
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A total of eighty-nine manuscripts were added this week. As expected, the bulk are Pal.lat and Reg.lat, with Ross and Vat.lat the next two most popular fonds. There were two outlier fonds this week, three manuscripts, including a fragmentary Book of Hours and a catalogue of the Reg.lat library from Ott.lat and one manuscript from Chigiani, a stunning ea...
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A total of forty-six manuscripts were digitized this week. As one might expect, the Pal.lat and Reg.lat dominate, with just a trio of Rossiani, Vat.lat.718 and the remainder consisting of 19th C antiquarian works in Vat.lat.9xxx. The end of Pal.lat.1066, f.217v through the end, is a copy of Fulgentius metaforalis/Johannes Ridewall's(?) Libellus de imagin...
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Only thirty-nine manuscripts were digitized this week, a short one due to Easter break. Trends continue with the fonds represented, in order, Pal.lat, Reg.lat, Ross and Vat.lat.9xxx. This week's unusual ones come from Barb.lat, two represented, and a single volume from Vat.estr.or. This last one is an imperial decree from the Daoguang Emperor, dated in t...
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A total of ninty-one manuscripts were digitized this Holy Week. Recent trends continue, with Pal.lat being the most popular Fond, followed by Reg.lat and Vat.lat.9xxx. A few manuscripts from Rossiani continue to be added each week, and this week we also saw several Barb.lat volumes, a Barb.gr and two Burmese manuscripts on palm leaves, one from Borg.ind...
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Seventy-eight manuscripts were digitized this week. They focus heavily on the Pal.lat fond, particularly on the 8xx and 16xx ranges. Due to the organization of the collection, this means that the manuscripts digitized consist primarily of canon law and histories, Pal.lat.8xx and classical Latin texts, Pal.lat.16xx. The remainder of the weeks additions c...
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