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Here you can explore digitized manuscripts, bindings, and single leaves from the collection of the Walters Art Museum. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the Walters Art Museum houses a collection of more than 900 manuscripts from Europe, Byzantium, North Africa, South Asia, Ethiopia, and more. The Walters' digitization initiative is ongoing, and roughly a third of the collection has been digitized to date.

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W.658

Originally composed in 932 AH / 1525 CE and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I (the Magnificent), this great work by Piri Reis (d. 962 AH / 1555 CE) on n...

Turkey

Late 11th century AH / 17th CE -- early 12th century AH / 18th CE

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From The Walters Blog The Clothilde Missal Posted: 2017-03-16 Creator: Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

In 2016, the Walters Art Museum purchased a unique and fascinating Edwardian era manuscript from 1906, known today as the Clothilde Missal (W.934) after its creator Clothilde Coulaux. This exciting acquisition greatly enriches the Walters manuscript collection, which includes only a small handful of manuscripts made by women. Clothilde was a young French woman living … Continue reading "The Clothilde Missal"

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From The Walters Blog The Clothilde Missal Posted: 2017-03-16 Creator: Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

In 2016, the Walters Art Museum purchased a unique and fascinating Edwardian era manuscript from 1906, known today as the Clothilde Missal (W.934) after its creator Clothilde Coulaux. This exciting acquisition greatly enriches the Walters manuscript collection, which includes only a small handful of manuscripts made by women. Clothilde was a young French woman living … Continue reading "The Clothilde Missal"

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