Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis

Bibliotheca Corvina – Library of King Matthias Hunyadi, part of the Memory of the World - launched in November 2018 is a renewed version of the corvina website created by National Széchényi Library in 2002, and is also part of the complex Corvina Program that has been going on for decades under the management of the Hungarian national library.

The long-term aim of the thematic service is a virtual reconstruction of Bibliotheca Corvina, the Royal Library of King Matthias Hunyadi of Hungary (1458–1490). In addition to providing a full visual presentation of the codices and, to a smaller extent, of the incunabula, the content service also aims at serving as a platform for corvina research, which has gained new momentum lately. Remarkable even it its fragments, this humanist manuscript collection is one of the constant and significant source groups of both Hungarian and international Humanism and Renaissance research.

In cooperation with members of the Hungarian and international corvina research communities and corvina keeper collections, in the coming years National Széchényi Library would like to keep on updating information and data displayed on our website, and would like to display, as part of this service, as many virtual versions of corvina codices kept in Europe and the United States as possible.