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Can I have permission to reproduce an image from a manuscript in the Royal Danish Library’s collections?

If the material originates from the 1915 or earlier, you are welcome to use and reprint an image from a manuscript in the Royal Danish Library’s national collections. You may do so for free, but please credit the Royal Danish Library for the use. If reprinting or publishing online please mention that you are publishing the image with the permission of the Royal Danish Library.

The credit line should read: The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, [shelf mark]: [work title], [page (recto or verso)], [title of illustration if relevant].  

The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, GKS 2232 4°  [or “4to” or “quarto”]: Guaman Poma, Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615), p. 155, Atahualpa Inka in his prison at Cajamarca
The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, GKS 3466 8°  [or “8vo” or “octavo”]: le Bestiaire de Philippe de Thaon, f. 21r  [or f. 21 recto].

For reproduction in printed publications we recommend high resolution scans, which you can order by contacting the Photographic Studio of the Royal Library at 

The use of newer sound, text, photographic or digital illustrations from The Royal Danish Library may require permission of the copyright owner as the work/material might be protected by the Danish copyright law.

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