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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

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

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