The National Library of Malta possesses a small but interesting collection of sixty incunabula, among them Ptolemy’s Cosmographia (Rome, 1490) which contains an engraved map of the Mediterranean showing Malta in the centre.
Since the foundation of various libraries close to the university in the 14th and 15th centuries, the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg has housed many important collections. The datasets that have been delivered to Europeana hold over 25,000 records including treasures such as manuscripts, manuscript fragments, charters, and early modern and modern printed books and magazines.
Europeana Research continues to expand, providing the best quality datasets from Europeana partners to researchers. These datasets are chosen for their value to researchers in terms of depth, subject matter, and having licenses that make them usable in research. Recently five datasets were added to the Europeana Research collection, four digital collections from European libraries and The European Library Open Dataset.
The collection contains old and rare books from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, mostly in Latin and Italian.These books are about medieval history and literature regarding the Renaissance and the Reformation period.
The National Library owns representative works for the European cultural landscape of the fifteenth century, fundamental works of the Christian doctrine in the interpretation of the most famous professors of theology faculties from medieval Western Europe.