The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division recently acquired a rare Gospel book printed in Rome in 1548 AD. It is the first printed edition of the New Testament in Geez, ግዕዝ (Ethiopic), the ancient liturgical language of Ethiopia.
The Library of Congress has acquired a 1538 menologion, or Orthodox Eastern ecclesiastical calendar, from the influential printing press of Božidar Vuković (ca. 1460-1540) whose works were known for their beauty and technical achievement.
A paper conservator at the Library of Congress virtually examines the “Codex Quetzalecatzin,” a manuscript created by indigenous artists ca. 1593 that shows the Mexican regions of Puebla and Oaxaca. The Codex is housed in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.