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Image taken from page 401 of 'Expedição Portugueza ao Muata-Ianvo. Os climas e as Producções das terras de Malange á Lunda, etc. pt. I' #Initial_A #initial #A

Image taken from page 401 of 'Expedição Portugueza ao Muata-Ianvo. Os climas e as Producções das terras de Malange á Lunda, etc. pt. I' #Initial_A #initial #A

England, 15 century, British Library Add MS 88887, f. 26r.

Might make an interesting free-motion background fill? England, 15 century, British Library Add MS f.

British Library, Harley 4867, detail of f. 74v (“Miniature of Adriane, asleep in bed on an island [presumably Naxos], surrounded by a lion, a wolf, a griffin and a dragon, with an illuminated initial ‘J’(ay plus trouvé de clemence et pitié).”) Ovid, Heroides. France (Paris?), after 1493.

British Library, Harley detail of f. (“Miniature of Adriane, asleep in bed on an island [presumably Naxos], surrounded by a .

Book of Solomon, Iluminated manuscripts - British Library

Solomon, Illuminated Manuscript - Office of Readings in Liturgy of the Hours used Sirach to give the rundown of his life, Saturday Week of Ordinary Time

Dragon Zoomorphic Initial, British Library Royal MS 6 C III, folio 2r, 12th Century.

Monstrous Beauty Medieval Art and other stuff. Zoomorphic Initial, British Library Royal MS 6 C III, folio Century.

openmarginalis:  Initial, “Epistolae, etc.”: Spain, 15th century via The British Library, Public Domain.

openmarginalis: Initial, “Epistolae, etc.”: Spain, century via The British Library, Public Domain. Love how the tendrils from the rubricated initial flow into the text!

BOOKTRYST: Unicorn Recipe Discovered In Lost Medieval Cookbook Found In British Library

Medieval Unicorn Cookbook A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library.

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