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Aegidius of Roya, Compendium historiae universalis

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Southern Netherlands, Dreux Jean, Master of Margaret of York, Jean Hennecart (illuminators); c. 1450-1460


Vellum, ff. 296, 362x256 (232x159) mm, 35 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 17th-century vellum; blind


3 two-column miniatures (180/160x155 mm); 10 column miniatures (80/68x70/67 mm); 1 illustration in the margin; decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 1r, Ir, IIr, IIIr, XXIr, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout##


Made for David of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht (d. 1496##); his half-brother Antony, the Great Bastard of Burgundy; his grandson Adolphe of Burgundy, Lord of Vere. Annotated in 1644 at Middelburg by M.Z. Boxhorn of Leiden. G. Meerman (cat. of 1756; d. 1771); by descentto his son J. Meerman (d. 1815); purchased in 1824 at the Meerman sale (lot 735) by W.H.J. van Westreenen


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