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The Codex Tulane: A Journey Back in Time to 16th-century Mexico

One of a few extant codices in the format of a rolled cylinder scroll, this impressive work was crafted by indigenous artists with European influences. Read on to discover never-ending story of the Tulane Codex.

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

Detail of the Da Costa Hours

Feasting Around the Table in Centuries Past

Did you know that ancient cooking manuals contained humor and parody? Or why Dante called one of his poems "The Banquet"? Take a peek in the kitchens and dining rooms of bygone centuries!

Detail of the Berry Apocalypse

New Facsimile Unveiled: The Berry Apocalypse

Our friends from Müller & Schindler surprise us with a new, unprecedented manuscript of the Apocalypse made during a troubled time for Europeans: the beginning of the 15th century.

An Interview With the Divine Comedy of Alfonso of Aragon

The Divine Comedy of Alfonso of Aragon witnessed the Italian Renaissance, the Spanish Inquisition, and lived in the library of a prominent English book collector of the 19th century. We could not miss the opportunity to ask some questions!

Detail of the Divina Commedia Strozzi 152

A Journey Through the Underworld in Forty-nine Illuminations

Not only does this splendidly decorated manuscript contain forty-nine illuminations created under the guidance of Pacino di Bonaguida. It also features commentaries by illustrious contemporary intellectuals, among which is a poem attributed to Boccaccio. Scroll down to see the video!

Definition of Facsimile: What is a Facsimile Edition?

Following the invention of fax machines, the original meaning of the word facsimile was somewhat lost. However, allow us to shed a bit of light on the more specific meaning of widely-used word that gives name to a very special type of publication.

From Martyrs to Saints: The Stories of the Vita Kiliani

What does a bishop died in 689 have to do with a fourth-century woman died a virgin? The stories of Saint Kilian and Saint Margaret told in the Vita Kiliani might have more in common than you imagine. Read about it and see if you can find out!

New Video: Divine Comedy “Dante Urbinate” Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Divine Comedy "Dante Urbinate" in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

How to Access a Library During a Pandemic

Do you miss traveling and visiting museums? Don’t worry, the Gallerie Estensi in Modena didn’t forget about its international visitors and officially launched a “Digital Library” to make its manuscripts available for everyone! (Guest post by Bianca Raimondi, who did her internship at FacsimileFinder in the summer of 2020)

New Video: The Isabella Breviary Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like The Isabella Breviary in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?