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The Hague, KB, 78 D 47

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Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César (first redaction)

Place of origin, date:

Northern France; c. 1250-1275


Vellum, ff. 193, 358x271 (241x169) mm, 42 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt; with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


38 column miniatures, mostly divided in four parts (77/64x83/75 mm); 2 historiated initials (70x70 and 39x42 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 63v, 68v, 74v, 90v, 94v, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout


probably acquired by the Counts of Nassau Engelbert II (d. 1504) or Henri III (d. 1538); by descent to the Princes of Orange-Nassau, the later Stadholders, at The Hague; carried off in 1795 to Paris by the French and restituted to the KB in 1816


part of f. 188, with miniature, missing (Mithridates)


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