Turning the Pages

From the First Atlas of Europe, compiled by Mercator in the 1570s

The British Library’s Turning the Pages Gallery provides access to virtual books featuring illuminated manuscripts from the early Renaissance, atlases, botanical illustrations, religious texts and more. The Turning the Pages virtual book viewer allows the user to access legible table of contents and text, and to magnify images and other page content. The Turning the Pages collection is available to all virtual patrons and requires Adobe Shockwave or Microsoft Silverlight software.