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Secunda etas mundi.

Description: Map shows the pre-Columbus world, based on Ptolemy's Geographia. Jerusalem is at the center of the map; the Indian Ocean is an enclosed area; and Scandinavia, southern Africa and the Far East are not shown. Twelve winds, depicted as heads surrounding the map, are named as well as major places. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1493
Creator: Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Manuscript Leaf from 15th Century, Germany]

Description: A manuscript leaf from 15th Century, Germany. The manuscript leaf is laid out with two (2) columns and scribed in late Gothic script. There are musical neums on 4-line staff (by the 16th-century the 5-line staff became more standardized) Breviary. The manuscript leaf was created on vellum parchment and used both red, blue, and black gall ink for the script. The leaf is labelled as page twenty-one (21).
Date: [1401..1500]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from a Volume on Saints' Lives from the 12th Century, Italy/Lombardy]

Description: A leaf from a volume on the lives of saints from Italy, perhaps Lombardy, ca. 1100. Attenuated Caroline minuscule. Rubric in red majuscules. 16 line initial "P" with curling foliate infill. With the inscription of "D. Thomasio de Belmont" (perhaps Belmont-sur-Lausanne) and the date 1681 in one margin. Begins with an account of the life of Saint Cyprian.
Date: 1100
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from 13th Century, Germany?]

Description: 13th-century German manuscript leaf. Double column, transitional Caroline/gothic hand. Text from a Lectionary(Matthew 13:15 - 13:21, in which Christ explains to his disciples why he speaks in parables). Written by an accomplished scribe, with capitals, ampersands, ligatures, and fishtail-like terminations at the top of ascenders indicate that the script is transitional, from the late Caroline to the early gothic. Recovered from a bound book.
Date: [1201..1300]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from the 12th Century, Italy]

Description: This 12th-century Italian manuscript recovered from a binding, displays a double column, rounded Italian gothic hand, and a series of tiny pinpricks at edges where binding hardware had been attached. Text here contains parts of the homilies from Johannes Chrysostomus' work on the priesthood, "De Dignitate Sacerdotali," and from Saint Gergory's "Homiliae in Evangelia."
Date: 1150~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf 14th Century, England]

Description: 14th-century leaf from a book of prayer including chants estimated to originate from England, ca. 1360. Text displayed in a single column, gothic script, the Prayer for the Departed ("Oratio. Debitum humani corporis sepelieudi officium fidelium more complentes"). Followed by the chant "Clementissime domine qui pro nostra miseria ab imporium magnibus mortis supplicium pertulisti" with numes on a 4-line staff.
Date: 1360~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[French Book of Hours Liturgical Calendar, April, Late 15th Century]

Description: A leaf for the month of April from a Liturgical calendar from a Book of Hours. Text displayed in single column, bâtarde hand. Three-line "KL" in brushed gold on a maroon ground, five one-line Domical letters in similar style, saints' days in red or blue (one major feast day in gold), each side with a panel border in the rinceau style, with swirling hairline stems bearing numerous burnished gold ivy leaves and berries and red and blue blossoms, the panel on the recto with a roundel showing the l… more
Date: [1450..1500]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Book of Hours Leaf: Prayers for the Dead from the 15th Century, France?]

Description: (France? 15th-century). Text displayed in single column, gothic script, initials alternating blue and burnished gold, the formers with black filigree and the latter with red. From a Book of Hours, in Latin. Lauds / Office of the Dead. Includes prayers beginning with "Generacio mea ablata est et conuoluta est a me quasi tabernaculum pastorum."
Date: [1401..1500]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from Miniature Prayer Book, 15th Century, Netherlands]

Description: Leaf from a miniature prayer book in Old Dutch (The Netherlands, 15th-century). Text appears in a single column, late gothic script. The present leaf contains prayers for the "Heilige Jonc frauwen" Saint Gertrude and Saint Margaret. Note the scribe misspelled the girl's name as "Gertgtruyt" to which he/she/they made an unobtrusive correction. This item is unique in its collection, of the 37 leaves from this acquisition made in 2018, this is the only one on paper.
Date: [1401..1500]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from 15th Century Breviary, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from 15th century France. Calligraphy text appears in a single column, gothic script, with single-line initials, embellished with burnished gold. Breviary [Matins] beginning: ["Sicut adipe et pinguedine repleatur anima mea:] et labiis exultationis laudabit os meum."
Date: [1401..1500]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Saint List Breviary from the 15th Century, France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from a breviary (France, 15th-century). Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script of a sermon on 2 Luke and "Incipit Letania" containing ca. 60 names of Saints; identification of unusual or uncommon names can assist in localizing the MS to a specific region.
Date: [1401..1500]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manuscript Leaf from Latin Bible [James I], 13th Century, England or France]

Description: A leaf from a Latin Bible (England or France, ca. 1225-1275). Text displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization was begun in Paris ca. 1230). The text is James 1 et seq. (… more
Date: [1225..1275]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Leaf from a Book of Sermons, 15th Century, Germany]

Description: A leaf from a book of sermons, (Germany, 15th century) on paper, with watermark just barely visible (type uncertain: possibly "Etoile" type of Briquet 6067-6071, dated variously from 1422 to 1477 (see: C.M. Briquet, Les Filigranes, 1907, reprinted 1967, vol. 3), or handwritten.
Date: [1422..1477]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Latin Bible Leaf [Peter 1 & 2] from the Mid 13th Century, England or France]

Description: Manuscript leaf from England or France, ca. 1230-1260. Sourced from a Latin Bible with text 1 Peter 3-5 and 2 Peter 1 et seq. displayed in 2 columns, gothic script (texuais formata). A notable feature of this particular leaf is that the writing begins "below top line" which suggest the MS was written after 1230 (see: N.R. Ker, "From 'Above Top Line; to 'Below Top Line': A Change in Scribal Practice," Celtica, 5 [1960] 13-16). Note also that the chapter numbers were added later (standardization … more
Date: [1230..1260]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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