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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1460 (approximate)
Place Term: Italy
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 145
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : Obtained in 1926 by Wilberforce Eames from W.M. Voynich. Bequeathed by Eames, 1940.

Content : De Ricci, 2316. De Ricci, Supplement, 330. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Note in manuscript.

Content : 19 long lines, ruled in drypoint. Catchwords visible. 7 quires with 10 folios per quire.

Content : Parchment

Content : Large green initial on gold background outlined in red, with blue interlacing vines. 1-line blue initials and rubrics.

Content : Note in manuscript says this was written ca. 1460 in Venice.

Content : 1 scribe.

Content: Some of opening of text not present in this manuscript -- portion in brackets above. Perhaps this was to be written in more formal script but was never completed.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: edc2d0b0-c5cc-012f-ed1f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1460: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1460. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e874-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e874-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1460). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e874-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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