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.

Five manuscripts added so far to the online archives

Seventy manuscripts have been added this week. Several more Armenian manuscripts from the Borgia collection join the ones added in the last few weeks. An unusual addition is Barb.or.130 a collection of unrelated 17th and 18th Century fragments, including f.49r, a page purporting to have the text of the Lord's Prayer in Hebrew along with Psalm 116 in mult...
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Although the work-week was shortened by Easter, fifty-one manuscripts were added to the online repository. As with last week several Armenian manuscripts were added from the Borg.arm, and one more from Barb.or. The library continues it's work on Vat.lat between 14666 and 15203, with 22 more digitized this week, bringing the total to over 200 volumes. Al...
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A total of twenty-three manuscripts were added this week. The library continues its work digitizing the Borg.arm Armenian volumes, with four more added this week. This includes an interesting Grammar of Italian, written in Armenian, Borg.arm.6. The bottom divider is a bit of marginal decoration from Borg.arm.7, a 17th C Hymnal. Work also continues on th...
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Thirty manuscripts were added this week, including several items of Armenian liturgy and another palm-leaf manuscript from the Vat.ind collection. Continuing the work from last week, two more volumes of drawings by Pier Leone Ghezzi were uploaded, making eight of the nine volumes donated by the Marquis of Vulci available online. Among the Vat Lat collect...
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A total of forty manuscripts were added this week to the online archives. Of note are six of a nine-volume collections of drawings by Pier Leone Ghezzi, done around 1702 and once oned by Marquis Benedetto Guglielmi di Vulci, Vat.lat.14939-14947. There is also a medical Miscellany, including a Commentary on the Viaticum and an annonmous text on urine. T...
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Fourty-two manuscripts were added in total this week. The work on the > Vat.lat.14666 tranche continues with an assortment of late 19th C additions to the library as does work on the palm leaf codices in Borg.ind and Vat.ind. A particularly papal manuscript added this week was Vat.lat.4767, one volume of a seven-part Missal made for Pope Clement VII in t...
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