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Additional title: Travels of Sir John Mandeville
Additional title: Itinerarium
Mandeville, John, Sir (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1459
Place: Germany
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. MS. 37
Ownership: Inside front cover: "Luipold Munzer von babenburg" with two coats of arms. In possession of A. Rosenthal, London, 1938. Accessioned for Spencer, 1941.
Content: 1459 September 7
Content: 25 long lines. Quire signatures. 13 quires of twelve folios each, followed by one of six folios and one of eight folios.
Content: 81 colored drawings, three of which are full-page.
Content: Dated on f. 156v to September 7, 1459.
Content: De Ricci, Supplement, 332. Dictionary Catalog, 902. Library dossier.
Content: Foliation only goes to f. 168 because back pastedown is not counted and because f. 117 is followed by f. 117a.
Content: Large red initials at the opening of each section. Red slashes as placemarkers.
Content: Paper
Biographical/historical: Text written ca. 1356 by Jean de Bourgogne, with real English nobleman as hero; was intended as guide for pilgrims to the Holy Land. Michael Velser translated it into German; his version first printed in Augsburg by Anton Sorg in 1481.
Physical Description
Extent: Ff. 1-170v : 212 x 153 mm
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b22812649
Photo Order: 63653
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4c33280-13d5-013a-df93-0242ac110004
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1459: Created
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Travels" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1459.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Travels" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2023.

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1459). Travels Retrieved from

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