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Map maker : BOOK OF HOURS.
Date : France/Paris, ca. 1450.
Size : 7.9 x 5.7 inches. / 20.0 x 14.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Manuscript leaf from a medieval book of hours on vellum, 11 lines of text, written in black ink,in a fine gothic hand.
RECTO: A large 2-line illuminated Initial "L" in burnished gold and infilled in coloured leafy design, the text starting with "Laudate dominum...."
Four more 1-line initials and line-fillers of same.
3-sided rich illuminated borders of black penwork, infilled with multiple sparkling golden vine-leaves, coloured acanthus-leaves and flowers in the corners.
VERSO: 11 lines of text ,three 1-line initials and more line-fillers as on recto.
A sparkling leaf from a magnificent prayer-book.

Condition : A nice leaf of fine vellum, with its original wide margins.

ID: 94756

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