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Polychronicon.

Polychronicon.

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Creator: Higden, Ranulf, -1364.
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Date: [ca. 1325-1350]
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Description:
From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Some leaves damaged with loss of text.
Layout: double columns of between 44 and 51 lines.
Script: cursive book hand.
Decoration: Rubricated. Approximately 404 marginal drawings in pen and ink, many with yellow wash: mostly portrait roundels, but also including two diagrams of Noah's Ark; views of London, Canterbury, Rome and other places; an image of the Annunciation; and a small T-map. Margins ruled to accomodate the roundels. One illuminated initial and others covered in matte gold.
Binding: contemporary calf over wooden boards, rebacked. Upper cover plain; lower cover contains central panel with the letters POLICRONICON created by stamping background with seven-pointed star stamp. Background pattern of diagonal fillets with five-petalled flower in circle stamped at each intersection. Remains of leather clasps and one brass catch. Sewn on six raised bands.
Byname: Takamiya Polychronicon.
Abstract:
Manuscript, on vellum, of the text of the "short version" of the Polychronicon (final entry is for 1327).
Physical Description:
206 l. : parchment ; 412 x 295 mm.
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Object ID: 16371225
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