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2nd Week of January 2023

January 15th, 2023

Early Astronomy in the University of Michigan Collections

A new online exhibit featuring a selection of manuscripts, early printed books, and artifacts illustrating Mesopotamian, Greek, Islamic, and Western European astronomies.

Sharḥ al-Jighmīnī. Mūsá ibn Muḥammad Qāḍīʼzādah al-Rūmī (d.1436?) ca. 1473


Jane Segar, an artist at the Elizabethan court

A newly digitized manuscript made as a New Year’s gift for Queen Elizabeth and inscribed “the handyworke of a maiden your majesty’s most faithful servant … graced with my pen and pencell.”

The upper cover of Jane Segar’s ‘Divine Prophecies of the Ten Sibylls’


The Secret (Past) Lives of Library Books

Documenting the history of Library of Congress collections for the Material Evidence in Incunabula project.

Multispectral imaging reveals erased inscriptions


A Master Tailor’s Manual

Master tailor Diego de Freyle’s 1583 manual, Geometria y Traça para el Oficio de los Sastres

Woodcut illustration of a tailor’s shop


Top 9 of 2022 from NLM Collections on Instagram

NLM reviews the year’s most popular posts.

Frontispiece from Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno


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