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 ninteen manuscripts have been digitized this week

Only twenty-eight manuscripts were added this week. The pattern of the last few months continues, with Borg.arm manuscripts, Vat.gr and Vat.lat > 9,200 making up the bulk of the additions. To the right is f.2r from Vat.lat.9339, a 17th C portolian chart of the Mediterrenean that has some connection with the Knights of Malta. The codex begins with this c...
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There were fifty-four manuscripts added this week to the online repository. Recent trends continue, with a number of Armenian volumes from both Borg.arm and Vat.arm collections joining the collection. These additions bring the Borg.arm fond to 75% complete. A number of Vat.gr manuscripts were also added, but the size of this collection means that the 5...
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A busy week at the Vatican, with ninty-three manuscripts digitized, the bulk of them coming in two days. Work continues on the Armenian collections, twenty-one volumes added to the Borg.arm fond bring that one past the 75% complete mark and those to Vat.ar have brought it almost to 50%. In addition Sire.a.10, the Armenian volume in that collection, was d...
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Twenty manuscripts added this week. Almost all of them continuing patterns from the previous few reports, Armenian and Greek from the Vaticani collection as well as works by Gaetano Marini and Francesco Cancellieri from Vat.lat. One interesting addition, partially seen below, is Borg.ind.72, f.1v. This is a Burmese manuscript, painted on gilded metal pla...
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A total of thirty-five manuscripts were added this week. Fourteen more Vat.gr volumes brings that collection up to 309 digitized in full color. Work continues, though slowing, on the Gaetano Marini volumes, but the next block of Vat.lat, texts relating to Francesco Cancellieri, has been accelerating. To the right is the stunning, early 9th century carv...
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A total of ninteen manuscripts were digitized this week. Included were more of the Vat.gr and Vat.ar fonds that have been in process lately, as well as more works related to Gaetano Marini. Of particular interest is Borg.lat.763, one of the rare manuscripts in the BAV that was written in the new world. This volume is an illustrated guide to the fruits ...
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