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:

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.

Twenty-nine manuscripts have been added this week.

Twenty-three manuscripts were added to the online repository this week. As with recent weeks the majority were the works of 18th C antiquary Pierluigi Galletti. In addition were several latin works and a fragment of South Italian Euchologium, Greek analogue to a Pontificale, that was probably in roll form, Vat.gr.2649. A pair of Greek palimpsests also m...
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This week only eleven manuscripts were added to the online archives. Of those, eight are more of Pierluigi Galletti's work on the history of Rome. Another Vietnamese manuscript, Borg.tonch.25 was added this week, only the third in color from that collection. This massive work, 611 folios, seems to contain about 5 seperate works, mostly block-printed. Ac...
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A busy week with eighty-one manuscripts added to the online repository. As with recent weeks, the majority of these are works by the 18th historian Pierluigi Galletti, bringing to 208 the number of volumes of his work digitized so far. Another continuing trend is a number of manuscripts in Asian scripts, including Borg.tonch.18, a collection of devotional...
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This was a quiet week, with only twenty-nine manuscripts added to the online archives this week. Along with more Galletti volumes on the history of Romans are two bibles of interest. The first is Vat.lat.4195, a 13th Century volume containing the Vulgate text and an index of names. Although this is a common combination in what are termed "Parisian Pocket ...
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The Vatican continues on summer vacation this week, with no new manuscripts added into the system. I've taken the time to complete my work on adding in metadata for the Capponiani collection. This 2-part fond was catalogued and has enough information in the Vatican website that I was able to identify almost all of the nearly 300 digitized manuscripts. On...
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No new manuscripts this week as the Vatican Library is taking an abbreviated August recess. In the quiet I have continued adding catalogue information to the Capponiani Collection. On the right is the f.17r from Cappon.56, a 16th C copy of Gregorio Dati's La Sfera. This page depicts the tower of Babel. This volume is mis-identified in Cazzo's 19th C cat...
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