Manuscripts from England

Fifteenth-century manuscript of the 'short version' of the 'Polychronicon' of Ranulph Higden

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Fifteenth-century manuscript of the 'short version' of the 'Polychronicon' of Ranulph Higden
DescriptionThe manuscript was written in England and is a copy of the original, short version of the 'Polychronicon' ending in 1327. It contains preface (folio iii), alphabetical table (folio v), map of the world (folio xiii verso, unusual in this version), and text in seven books (folios 1, 33, 57, 92, 122 verso, 159 verso, 183), not formally divided into chapters. The initials of the books are in blue and red with red tracery, those of sections in blue with red tracery, and others in blue or red or picked out in red, with blue and red paraphs. Some headings are in red (guides for these are present, in a small fine hand). Marginal notes are underlined or boxed in red. In the map the sea is coloured green.
ShelfmarkAdv.MS.33.4.12
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Manuscripts from England
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