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Jacob van Maerlant, Spieghel Historiael

Place of origin, date:

West Flanders; c. 1325-1335


Vellum, ff. 258, 320x233 (253x175) mm, 60 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 19th-century brown leather; blind


20 three-column miniatures (135/65x200/180 mm); 5 two-column miniatures (90/60x145/115 mm); 20 column miniatures (70/45x65/50 mm); 19 historiated initials (70/50x90/50 mm) with border decoration; penwork initials throughout


Purchased in 1782 at a sale in Ghent (cat. no. 267) by J.A. Clignett (d. 1827); by descent to the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences), Amsterdam


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