The Saxl Project

The Saxl Project is the name of a project to have complete digital access to over 250 medieval and Renaissance illustrated astronomical and astrological manuscripts. It is intended to be a continuation and updating of Fritz Saxl's multi-volume work:  Verzeichnis der astrologischer und mythologischer illustrierter Handschriften des lateinischen Mittelalters in römischen Bibliotheken (1915-1966, with the collaboration of Hans Meier and Patrick McGurk).

The Project is led by Kristen Lippincott and run jointly with The Warburg Institute, University of London. It has also benefitted greatly from previous collaborative research, which was carried out with Dr Elly Dekker of Utrecht University, between 1997 and 2007.

 The Project is very much a 'work-in-progress' and will be completed in stages. Pages marked with an  'under construction' symbol  are still in draft and need to be re-checked and edited. The site will be updated at regular intervals; but please accept my apologies in advance for any frustration you may encounter.

 If you have any additional information, new bibliography, images, corrections, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at