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14
Aug

Medieval Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Mikulov

The Regional Museum in Mikulov digitised five medieval codices in 2018. The oldest of them is manuscript MIK 6365 from the turn of the 14th century, containing a summary of the contents of Biblical books by Peter of Poitiers and the interpretation of the Books of Sentences by William of Auxerre. The other manuscripts are of Czech origin and come from between the end of the 14th century and the end of the 15th century. They mostly comprise collections of sermons, whose authors include Matthew of Kraków, Bertold of Regensburg, Tomášek of Strakonice and Albert of Padua; manuscript MIK 6362 contains various works for confession; codex MIK 6361 consists of miscellaneous astronomical texts.

14
Aug

A Binder’s Volume from the Collections of the Regional Museum in Louny

In 2018, the Regional Museum in Louny provided access to a binder’s volume containing geographical works printed in Amsterdam in 1674–1676 and dealing with China (Olfert Dapper: Gedenkwürdige Verrichtung der Niederländischen ost-indischen Gesellschaft in dem Käiserreich Taising oder Sina and Beschreibung des Keyserthums Sina oder Taising). Both printed books are accompanied by a number of illustrative copper-plate engravings depicting Chinese scenes.

12
Jul

Modern Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Teplice

In 2018, the Regional Museum in Teplice provided access to a set of twenty manuscripts of homogeneous content from the 18th century. These are Teplice (shelf marks MS 73–MS 91) and Carlsbad (shelf mark MS 92) spa guest lists. The Teplice lists record spa guests in 1709, 1746, 1769, 1783 and then in a continuous series from 1789 until 1800; the Carlsbad list is related to the year 1797 or 1798.

13
Jun

Printed Books from the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen

In 2018, the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen digitised one incunabulum and two early printed books. The incunabulum, a part of the Bible complemented by various exegeses (shelf mark 502 A 009), was printed in Venice in 1495 and its binding was made for Pope Paul IV in the middle of the 16th century. The earlier printed book contains two works printed in Nuremberg in the second half of the 17th century with examples of calligraphy, whereas the later, Anweisung zu der allgemeinen Reiß und Zeichnung-Kunst by Johann Georg Seiller, comes from Zurich from 1757.

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