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Statutes, ordonnances and armorial of the Order of the Golden Fleece

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Southern Netherlands; 1473 (I). Added sections: Southern Netherlands; 1478 or shortly after (II) and 1491 or shortly after (III)


Vellum, ff. 86 (79+4+3), 249x187 (167x106) mm, 23 lines, littera cursiva (lettre bourguignonne), Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt


(I) 1 full-page miniature (172x113 mm); 92 miniatures (185/155x120/105 mm); 1 historiated initial (70x80 mm; coat of arms); decorated initials with border decoration on nearly all text pages, all borders containing the emblems of the Order
Added section (II) (ff. 74r, 74v, 77v-80v): 9 miniatures (180/165x120/110 mm);
Added section (III) (ff. 84r-85v): 4 drawings (voortekeningen voor not-executed miniatures; 170x110 mm))


presented in 1473 by Gilles Gobet, King of Arms of the Order of the Golden Fleece, to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and the other Knights during the Chapter of the Order held at Valenciennes; kept in the Treasury of the Golden Fleece at Brussels; taken away by theTreasurer Claude-François de Humyn (d. 1735) or his daughter Claudine Charlotte de Corte; by descent to her daughter Marie-Livine de Corte (ownership inscription), wife of Philippe-Eugène de Poederlé; purchased in 1781 at the Poederlé sale by Georges-Joseph Gérard (1734-1814) ofBrussels; purchased in 1818 by the Dutch Government with the Gérard collection and placed in the Algemeen Rijksarchief (now: Nationaal Archief) at The Hague; transferred to the KB in 1832 (Gérard no. A 27)


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