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Livre des merveilles du monde facsimile

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: ViU-2021-0125

Content Description

This collection consists of a print on demand facsimile of Livre des merveilles du monde (BNF FR2810). It is an illuminated manuscript made in France between 1410 to 1412. It is a collection of several texts concerning commercial, religious, and diplomatic contact between Europe and Asia. The authors of these texts include Marco Polo, Odoric of Pordenone, Wilhelm von Boldensele, Uzbeg, Benedict XII, John Mandeville, Hayton of Corycus, Riccoldo da Monte di Croce, and others. It contains 297 folios, and 265 miniatures produced by several Parisian workshops, thought to be those of Boucicaut Master, the Bedford Master and the Mazarine Master. The original is housed at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 23 August 2021.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • Publication: 1410-1412
  • 2021

Creator

Extent

.4 Cubic Feet (1 letter document box)

Inventory

1 item