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Matthew Paris OSB, Chronica maiora II(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Matthaei Paris Chronica Maiora II
Codicology:Vellum, 358 x 244 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (14.2 x 9.6 in.), ff. 5 + 281, (now bound in two parts)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), double columns of 56 and 52 lines. Cent. xiii, in four(?) hands.
Collation: a6? (wants 6) | I10 (wanting 4-7, which are replaced by 7 leaves (6 + 1) inserted by Parker, with about 44 lines to a page) II10 (1 replaced by 2 leaves in the second hand) III10 IV12 (+ 1 after 2nd and a half-leaf after 7th) V12 VI14 (or 12 + 2: in two hands, the second beginning art the 5th leaf) VII16 (+1) VIII14 IX12 (wants 1; no number on last leaf) X8 + 1 (originally 8, 2nd leaf replaced by two) XI12 XII14 XIII12 XIV12 (+ 1: the quire is numbered XXVII) XIIII8 (+1) XV (eight leaves, but 1 is alone, 2 is alone, 3, 4 are one sheet, 5-8 a quire of 4) XVI (23 leaves: first 4 leaves: then leaves numbered I-XIII, partly a quire of 10: then 6 leaves (2-3 forming a pair)) XVII12 (12 canc.?) XVIII10 (1-4, 7-10 original: 5-6 a pair inserted by Parker) XIX8 XX12 (or 10 + 2) XXI12 (not numbered) XXII (twelve leaves, misbound, a leaf lost at the end).
Provenance:This volume appears to have been in the hands of Robert Talbot prebendary of Norwich (1547-1558) who has written a note on f. 248v. It afterwards belonged to Sir Henry Sidney, K.G., from whom Parker borrowed it.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-v + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
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Matthew Paris OSB, Chronica maiora II (preliminary matter)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
The preliminary matter is
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a. Nomina Regum antiquorum et modernorum from Ina to Henry III: continued to Elizabeth: with the durations of the reigns
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b. Diagram of the winds with verses as in MS 26, but larger. Cf. Nero D. I 184r, 184v, and Julius D. VII f. 51v
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c. Fragments of Itinerary
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d. Genealogia orbiculata from Alfred to the children of Henry III, mutilated: briefer than that in MS 26
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e. Drawing of the elephant, see below
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f. Map of Britain, see below
Illustrations
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List of kings
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Diagram of winds etc.
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Fragment of Itinerary with pictures of cities
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Map of Holy Land (fragment) with man leading camel
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Genealogy. Medallion of Alfred seated, and man kneeling to him
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Genealogy. Medallion of William I, in cap, with sword and shield
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The elephant and his keeper, sent by Louis IX to Henry III in 1255. Other drawings are in Nero D. I f. 161v, and Julius D. VII f. 114r. This one is reproduced in Hardy Catalogue III, pl. xvi
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Fragment of Itinerary: with crocodile and cities represented
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Part of map of Britain, badly engraved by Gough, Brit. Topogr. I, pl. iii, fig. 3, and p. 64