Beatus vir, a late Medieval Illuminated Manuscript

One of Reed’s three illuminated manuscripts, the Beatus vir, created around 1510 in France, has now been digitized and may be perused online at as one of Reed’s newer digital collections. The Beatus vir is a psalter and prayerbook containing 40 painted miniatures, ten of them full-page. Particularly appealing are the many images showing genesis and the creation of the sun, moon, and stars, birds, insects, and fish, man, and trees and flowers.