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15cILLUSTRATION is a searchable database of 15th-century printed illustrations developed by the 15cBOOKTRADE project in collaboration with the Visual Geometry Group. 15cILLUSTRATION is the first comprehensive and systematic tool to track and investigate the production, use, circulation, and copy of woodblocks, iconographic subjects, artistic styles, etc. within 15th-century printed illustrated editions.
Search Metadata
The 15th-century printed illustrations present in this database are linked to ISTC metadata and manual annotations created by scholars.
Upload and Search
The 15th-century printed illustrations can also be searched using a new image uploaded from your computer. In the top right corner of this page, click "Browse" button to upload an image and click "Upload and Search" to search using this image.


15cBOOKTRADE project Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data (EP/M013774/1)

Development and maintenance of 15cILLUSTRATION is supported by 15cBOOKTRADE and EPSRC programme grant Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data (EP/M013774/1)