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Opening of Book VII, with miniatures showing events in life of Oedipus, rubric, initial, border, coats of arms.

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Opening of Book VII, with miniatures showing events in life of Oedipus, rubric, initial, border, coats of arms.
Collection

Histoire Ancienne, Books VI-X

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1475 - 1499
Place: Brittany, France
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 041
Topics
Oedipus (Greek mythology)
Births
Notes
Ownership: Arms of Tanguy II Du Chatel (1425-77) of Britanny and his wife Jeanne de Raguenel, dame de Malestroit -- they were first owners. Various unidentified labels and stamps. Purchased for Spencer from Beresford, Inc., and accessioned in 1943.
Content: 2, one per volume
Content: 50 lines per page in two columns, ruled in red ink. Catchwords visible. Collation: vol. 1, 30 quires of eight folios each; vol. 2, 24 quires of eight folios each followed by one of six folios.
Content: De Ricci, Supplement, 332. Kaimowitz article. Library dossier.
Content: Four miniatures, at beginnings of books 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Content: Full borders around miniatures. Rubrics. 1-line and 2-line red and blue initials, some with opposing-color penwork. Large blue/gold puzzle initials with penwor, or initials on gold fields. Pale yellow daubs as placemarkers. Coats of arms.
Content: Latest source is Latin translation of Didorus Siculus' #tBibliotheca historica#, 1449. Illuminations dated to 1475-80. First owner, Tanguy II Du Chatel, died 1477. These dates point to a relatively brief period when this ms was probably written.
Content: Parchment
Content: This ms. contains 5 chapters of a larger work, which is a redaction of an earlier compilation of ancient history, given the name #tHistoire ancienne jusqu'a Cesar# by Paul Meyer.
Content: Volume 1 is foliated incorrectly 1-238 (two folios, 10a and 141a, not counted); for convenience, extant foliation is followed. Volume 2 is foliated correctly, 1-198.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 794de0f0-c61f-012f-dd6e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1475: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Opening of Book VII, with miniatures showing events in life of Oedipus, rubric, initial, border, coats of arms.