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Visual Resources
Lineamenta – Database of Italian Architectural Drawings 1650-1850
BHMPI Rare Books
CIPRO – Illustrated Catalogue of the Maps of Rome Online
Sketchbook Georeferenced
3D Surface Scans

Lineamenta – Database of Italian Architectural Drawings 1650-1850

Lineamenta is an online collection of about 8500 Italian architectural drawings from 1650 to 1850.

BHMPI Rare Books

A collection of digitized early modern guide books and rare books, mostly important for Art History (ca. 15.000 volumes). There are structural data and high-resolution scans. It is planned to do OCR full text with Transkribus for ca. 4000 volumes.

CIPRO – Illustrated Catalogue of the Maps of Rome Online

A database of historical maps of Rome with metadata and high-resolution scans.

Sketchbook Georeferenced

A sketchbook containing original watercolours held by the library has been digitized and its panoramic views (mostly of the Naples bay area) georeferenced. The result has been visualized using the Mapbox Storyboard template and as a traditional pop-up. Both solutions have been overlaid onto a 3D terrain model. A third way to deal with the same task of adding geo information, but also annotations done by researchers has been done in an enhanced IIIF-manifest. Simply open a standard Mirador3 viewer (e.g. this ) and load the Manifest file from here. Storyboard; Popup.

3D Surface Scans

Digitizations of surfaces (paintings, leather bindings, et al.) proved to be very interesting. A deeper look at the surface allows for better understanding of the production technique, of restorations and environmental damage. Web page with samples. 3D Object Digitizations: 3D scans of our rare book collection proved to be a good approach to present the materiality of our objects. A good example is the 1493 german edition of Hartmann Schedel's »Buch der Chroniken«. We've also done some digitizations of frescoes from rock sanctuaries in the Abruzzi region, too (»Santa Maria dell Ritornata« near Civita d'Antino). All digitizations have been executed using photogrammetry. Web page (rock frescoes); web page (sample book).

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