The Velislav's Bible is the most comprehensive medieval picture book preserved in Central Europe and dates back to 1325–1349. The manuscript comprises 188 parchment sheets (30,7 x 24,5 cm) and features 747 illuminations that display an exceptional wealth of iconography. Since the manuscript was primarily meant to speak through its pictures, the narrative in writing is limited to very brief abstracts from the Latin text of the Bible and of other illustrated Latin works. The text is written in gothic minuscule and is the work of five scribes.
We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "Velislav's Bible":
- Velislai Biblia Picta facsimile edition published by Sumptibus Pragopress, 1970
- Velislav's Bible facsimile edition published by Tempus Libri