Illuminations from 14th and 15th century manuscripts in the collections of the British Library. British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts via mesa-medieval.org.

House of the Sun (detail).
House of the Sun (detail). 1444-1445. Made in Rouen, France. Attributed to the Talbot Master. Royal 15 E VI f. 18v. Image © The British Library. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=38834
Trees of the sun, moon and phoenix (detail).
Trees of the sun, moon and phoenix (detail). 1444-1445. Made in Rouen, France. Attributed to the Talbot Master. Royal 15 E VI f. 18v. Image © The British Library. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=38834
Initial-word panel. Shir (song) with a bear and a unicorn, at the beginning of Song of Songs (page detail).
Initial-word panel. Shir (song) with a bear and a unicorn, at the beginning of Song of Songs (page detail). 1300-1325. German. Additional 15282 f. 296v. Image © The British Library. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=52566
Historiated initial 'P'(uer) of the Nativity with a full border with naturalistic flowers including a rose, a columbine, and lilies, at the beginning of the mass of the Nativity.
Historiated initial ‘P'(uer) of the Nativity with a full border with naturalistic flowers including a rose, a columbine, and lilies, at the beginning of the mass of the Nativity. 1475-1525. Made in the Saint Gall region of Switzerland. British Library Harley 294. Image © The British Library. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=24700

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