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Call Number: Special Coll Rare (oversize) -- ND3361.R52 B535 1998 v. 1-2
Publication Date: Netherlands or Germany, circa 1460
Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, D.5.22
The Estense Apocalypse is a printed block-book from circa 1460, whose images were hand colored. Block-books were printed from a technique where the whole mise-en-page, text and image, was made in woodcut as a potentially cheaper alternative to using typeset. The imagery of the Estense Apocalypse is similar to the early 15th-century, Flemish school and contemporary German Bibliae Pauperum.
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Black Book of Hours of Galeazzo Maria Sforza
Call Number: Special Coll Rare (oversize) -- ND3363.G3 1930
Publication Date: Bruges, Belgium, 15th century
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Codex Vindobonensis 1856
The Black Hours of Galeazzo Maria Sforza are known because of the unusual choice to dye the border page black. The manuscript was produced in Bruges between 1466 and 1476 by the Master of Anthony of Burgundy.
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Book of Hours of Pannonhalma
Call Number: Special Coll Rare (small) -- ND3363.P36 C313 1985 v. 1-2
Publication Date: Flemish, 15th century
Pannonhalma, Abbey of Pannonhalma, MS 118.I.43
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Hours of Mary of Burgundy
Call Number: Special Coll Rare -- BX2080.A35 M3 1969
Publication Date: Belgium, circa 1470-80
Vienna, Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Codex Vindobonensis 1857
This book of hours was made for Mary, Duchess of Burgundy, the daughter of Charles the Bold. An ornately decorated royal manuscript, it was made in the southern Netherlands around the year 1477.
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Older Prayerbook of Emperor Charles V
Call Number: Special Coll Rare -- BX2095.V53 1976
Publication Date: Belgium, circa 1516-19
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Codex Vindobonensis 1859
The Older Prayerbook for Emperor Charles V was produced in early 16th century Belgium for the Spanish King and Emperor Charles V. It is written in both Latin and French features elongated pages.
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Call Number: Special Coll Vault -- ND3399.T8 A32 1986
Publication Date: Bern, Switzerland, circa 1470
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, MS A120
The Tschachtlanschronik is a Swiss history chronicle manuscript with miniature illustrations. It was produced by Berner Ratsherren Benedikt Tschachtlan and Heinrich Dittlinger in 1470.
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Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare -- ND3363.C3 P55 1966
Publication Date: Utrecht, Circa 1440
New York City, Morgan Library and Museum, MS 917 and MS 945
The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is one of the most famous Dutch illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Northern Renaissance. It’s decoration is extremely ornate and individualized. The artist’s interest in everyday objects seems to precurse Dutch still-life painting of the 17th-century.
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A Book of Hours for Engelbert of Nassau
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare (small) -- ND3174.M3 A65
Publication Date: Ghent, Flanders, 1470's or 1480's
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 219-220
The Hours of Engelbert of Nassau is a Flemish illuminated manuscript in the Dominican Rite, produced in Ghent. It was illuminated by the same artist who produced the Hours of Mary of Burgundy, eponymously known as the master of Mary of Burgundy.
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The Hastings Hours
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare -- ND3363.H37 T87 1983
Publication Date: Ghent or Bruges, 1475-1483
The Hastings Hours is an illuminated manuscript produced in Ghent or Bruges between 1475 and 1483. The book apparently belonged to the English lord William, Lord Hastings, but patronage is debated because the coat of arms might have been a later addition.
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Breviary of the Mayer van den Bergh
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare -- ND3365.M3 A23
Publication Date: Flanders, Circa 1500
The Breviary of Mayer van den Bergh is a liturgical book from about the year 1500 and is known for its Flemish style miniature painting. It contains the calendar, psalter, temporal prayers, and offices of the saints. It is written in Latin and Portuguese, and was probably made for a Portuguese patron.
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Vita Sanctæ Coletæ
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare (oversize) -- ND3385.V67 V57 1982
Publication Date: Ghent, Belgium, 15th Century
The Vita Sanctae Coletae is an account of the life of St. Colette of Corbie, a French abbess who founded the Colettine Poor Clares. She is the patron saint of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers, and sick children.
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Gerard Mercator's Map of the World
Call Number: FSU STROZIER, Special Coll Rare (double oversize) -- G 1026 M442 1961
Publication Date: Flanders, 1569
Rotterdam, Maritiem Museum "Prins Hendrik"
The Mercator Map was made using an updated cartographic technique called the Mercator projection, where bearing sailing courses were mapped to straight line on the plane. The technique and map were developed by Gerardus Mercator, a 16th-century German-Flemish cartographer and geographer.
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