Watermarks and measurements help identify papers and trace their circulation and use in manuscript books and other works on paper. Existing descriptions of watermarks and watermarked papers -- in catalogues of watermarks, catalogues of books and documents, and studies drawing on watermark corpora -- are useful references for making sense of the watermarks observed in the papers of a book or other work under study.
Newly featured over on the Islamic Manuscript Studies research guide is a selection of resources especially useful for working with watermarked papers encountered in manuscripts produced in Islamicate cultural areas.
Originally published 5 September 2012 on a retired blog site, the resource page features enhanced and updated content around commonly encountered watermarked papers of manuscripts produced in formerly Ottoman areas, a selection of catalogues and studies for reference, and immensely useful online databases and portals -- as well as a detailed listing of the"Watermark Wednesdays" blog series.
As with all the other pages on the research guide, the page will be updated regularly so follow for updates!
Suggested citation: Kropf, Evyn. "Resources for the Study of Watermarks." Islamic Manuscript Studies Research Guide 2012- available online at guides.lib.umich.edu/islamicmsstudies/watermarks (accessed 30 January 2022)