This is a selection of the most outstanding and valuable manuscripts, printed books, maps and charts from the Special Collections. There is a new addition every month!
The Special Collections is the treasury of Utrecht University Library, comprising exquisitely decorated manuscripts, unique documents, rare printed works, beautiful charts… and much more. These treasures are seldom seen in hardcopy, but we can make them available digitally for everyone.
Every month at least one valuable work is selected from our treasury and published digitally in the ‘From the treasury’ section, with a short description and a link to the complete digitized work. The images are supplemented by further information about the work and, in some cases, detailed descriptions, transcriptions or translations.