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Medieval Manuscripts
BOOK OF HOURS,  Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
France, ca.1470, In original colours.. 100x80mm. 14 Lines of text in Latin, written in a brown late Gothic book hand. Vellum age toned, spotted and wavy.
14 Lines of text in Latin and five 1-line initials in blue on coloured grounds with line filler.
VERSO : 14 Lines of text in Latin and four 1-line initials in blue on coloured grounds and line fillers.
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Estimates : $ 60 - $ 100
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BOOK OF HOURS,  Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
France, ca.1470, In original colours.. 100x80mm. 14 Lines of text in Latin, written in a brown late Gothic book hand. Vellum age toned, spotted and wavy.
14 Lines of text in Latin and nine 1-line initials in blue on coloured grounds with line filler.
VERSO : 14 Lines of text in Latin and four 1-line initials in blue on coloured grounds and line fillers.
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Estimates : $ 60 - $ 100
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BOOK OF HOURS,  Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
France, ca.1470, In original colours.. 100x80mm. 14 Lines of text in Latin, written in a brown late Gothic book hand. Vellum age toned, spotted and wavy.
medieval manuscript14 Lines of text in Latin and four 1-line initials in blue on coloured grounds with line filler.
VERSO : 14 Lines of text in Latin and thre...
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Estimates : $ 60 - $ 100
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BOOK OF HOURS.,  Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS. - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
France, c. 1520, In original colours.. 188x130mm. 19 lines of text in Latin, written in dark brown ink. Very good condition.
RECTO: One 2-lines initial decorated with flower in liquid gold on coloured grounds and six 1-line initials in liquid gold on coloured grounds and five line-fillers in same.
VERSO: Six 1-line initials in liquid gold on coloured grounds and three line-fillers in same. Some very minor discolourat...
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Estimates : $ 200 - $ 225
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BOOK OF HOURS,  A manuscript leaf from a Book of Hours. (Calendar month of August), antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - A manuscript leaf from a Book of Hours. (Calendar month of August)
Paris, ca. 1450, In original colours.. 185x135mm. Lines of text in Latin, written in a brown late Gothic book hand.
medieval manuscriptRECTO : Calendar month of August with a 2-line initial in liquid gold on coloured ground. Colourful panel border in the left margin of acanthus ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 300 - $ 350
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BOOK OF HOURS,  Double-page from a 15th. century book of hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Double-page from a 15th. century book of hours.
Paris, ca. 1450, Pen and ink with original colours.. 180x252mm. Each page 180 x 126mm. Very fine condition. Strong vellum, original margins.
Double-page from a 15th. century book of hours, written on vellum.
RECTO: 13 lines of text, written dark-brown ink, in a clear gothic bookhand.
The right leaf has a large 3-line illuminated initial "D"eus... in burnished gold, infilled with flowers in colours.
Illumination in the...
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Estimates : $ 400 - $ 500
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MISSAL,  Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Missal., antique map, old maps MISSAL - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Missal.
France, 1260-1280, In original colours.. 245x160mm. 26 Lines. Written in dark brown ink in a roundel italianate script, double column. Good, but a bit browned and stained. Top margin cut into marginal decoration, gold rubbed in places.
Written in North or Eastern part of France in the late thirteenth century. Each decorated initial with long extensions .
Capitals touched in red. One large historiated initial with Saint Pierre, painted in colours and burnished gold, leafly extension the full height of the page. One 3-line ini...
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Estimates : $ 1,800 - $ 2,000
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ANONYMOUS,  Illuminated leaf from a lithurgical Psalter., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Illuminated leaf from a lithurgical Psalter.
Flanders, Rhineland, or possibly England, c. 1280, In original colours.. 179x132mm. 20 Lines of text in a Gothic hand, on vellum. Extremities of the pen work extenders sometimes slightly cropped, in very fine condition.
Very fine illuminated leaf from a liturgical Psalter in Latin with the reading from the Vulgate Bible, Deuteronomy 32:16 - 32:27.
Lines in a slightly irregular Gothic hand, black ink, plummet ruling. Pencil foliation in the upper right corner indicating number 194.
20 Versal initials in bu...
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Estimates : $ 2,400 - $ 3,000
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CIRCLE OF MAITRE DE BEDFORD.,  Miniature of King David from a Book of Hours., antique map, old maps CIRCLE OF MAITRE DE BEDFORD. - Miniature of King David from a Book of Hours.
Paris, 1420-1430, In original colours.. 158x120mm. Miniature painted in lapis lazuli, vermilion, gold leaf, plant-based greens, and ochre, flake white leaf on vellum. Good, but a bit browned and stained. Re-enforced upper and lower margins. Some minor shine thru of text.
This miniature can be attributed most probably to the circle of "Maître de Bedford" (Master of Bedford) a well-known artist who was working in Paris in the years 1420-1430.
Page from the Book of Hours with a beautiful illuminated pictorial scene of King David praying to God in a garden...
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Estimates : $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
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MASTER OF JEAN ROLIN II,  Miniature of the crowning of the Virgin., antique map, old maps MASTER OF JEAN ROLIN II - Miniature of the crowning of the Virgin.
Paris, ca. 1470, In original colours.. 160x120mm. Very good. Right hand margin cut close. Size of miniature : 105x60mm. Some smudging in top of miniature.
Page from a Franciscan Book of Hours, use of Rome, with a large miniature set in full borders, by the Maître François sub-group of Parisian artists of the middle of the second half of the 15th century, rather nearer to the Master of the Horloge de Sapience (or Master of Jean Rolin II) than to Maître... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 4,000 - $ 4,500
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Nuremberg Chronicle
SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXLI., antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXLI.
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition. Paper size : 475 x 330mm.
Latin text page with woodcuts on recto and verso of Saints, Kings, and Queens
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. In...
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Estimates : $ 30 - $ 50
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Quarta Etas Mundi. Folium. LIX, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Quarta Etas Mundi. Folium. LIX
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 420x302mm. Some marginal water staining 3 cm into printed area in the upper part of page. Paper slightly age-toned. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition. Size of leaf 420 x 302mm.
Latin text page with woodcuts on recto and verso of Saints, Kings, and Queens
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. In...
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Estimates : $ 60 - $ 100
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Quita Etas Mundi. Folium.LXXIII, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Quita Etas Mundi. Folium.LXXIII
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 438x305mm. Letter press with wood block prints. Size of the sheet : 438x305mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Good condition.
The Latin text page is illustrated with a depictions of Kings, Noble men and women and scientists.
RECTO : Including a portrait of Zeno, an Attic philosopher from Cyprus.
VERSO : With portrait of Antisthenes, the Athenian philosopher, handing a pair of reading glasses and a book. (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 60 - $ 75
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXXXIIII, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXXXIIII
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition. Paper size : 475 x 330mm.
Latin text page with woodcuts on recto and verso of Saints, Kings, and Queens. With large wood cut od St. Ambrosius.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discove...
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Estimates : $ 60 - $ 100
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Quarta Etas Mundi. Foliu. LIIII., antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Quarta Etas Mundi. Foliu. LIIII.
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 438x305mm. Letter press with wood block prints. Size of the sheet : 438x305mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Good condition.
The Latin text page is illustrated with Crown, orb, and scepter, differently arranged in two groups, are here used as paragraph divisions in the manner of Folio XLV recto, Folio XXIV recto, Folio XVIII, recto and verso. Where these designs occur, empires and kingdoms are treated of in the text.
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Estimates : $ 120 - $ 150
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Quinta Etas Mundi. Folium.XCIII., antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Quinta Etas Mundi. Folium.XCIII.
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 438x305mm. Letter press with wood block prints. Size of the sheet : 438x305mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Good condition.
The Latin text page is illustrated with a depictions of Caius Julius Caesar, Octavian (Octavianus) Augustus and Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius).
VERSO : A wonderful woodcut (140 x 105mm.) which tells the legend of the Tiburtine Sibyl (Sibilla Thiburana) and Caesar Augustus (Octavianus). The prop...
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Estimates : $ 120 - $ 150
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SCHEDEL, H.,  [Text page with Saint Appolonia, the patron saint of dentistry. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXX ]., antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - [Text page with Saint Appolonia, the patron saint of dentistry. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXX ].
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 350x220mm. Some light wine staining on recto on printed text and saints. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition.
Text page with woodcuts of Abdon & Senen, Agatha, Appolonia, Serapion, Meniacus, Victoria. With a wood cut of Appolonia, the patron saint of dentistry. Because of the torture Saint Apollonia endured people frequently pray her when they have a toothache and hence she has become the patron saint of d... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 240 - $ 250
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SCHEDEL, H.,  [Text page with Kings and Saints. Sexta Etas Mundi. ] Foliu CV., antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - [Text page with Kings and Saints. Sexta Etas Mundi. ] Foliu CV.
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Coloured.. 380x230mm. Some very light marginal browning. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition.
Text page with woodcuts of Kings, and Saints such as St. Phillippus, one of the 12 Apostles, who came to Hierapolis in A.D. 80 to spread the new religion, and who was martyred with his daughter and the Roman writer Senecca and Lucanus, the Roman poet.
VERSO : with text and images of the Pope A...
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Estimates : $ 400 - $ 500
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SCHEDEL, Hartmann.,  [Text page with Martyrs]. Sexta Etas Mundi. Foliu. CIIII , antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, Hartmann. - [Text page with Martyrs]. Sexta Etas Mundi. Foliu. CIIII
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Coloured.. 350x220mm. Some marginal browning and staining. Overall toning. Dark impression on large sheet. Else very good condition.
Latin text page with woodcuts of the following martyrs : Saint James being executed and Saint Mark the Evangelist holding a book of the scriptures . The name "James" in English comes from "Iacobus" (Jacob) in Latin. The Acts of the Apostles 12:1-2 records that King Herod had James executed by swor... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 720 - $ 900
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Tercia Etas Mundi. Folium XXX. [The flight of Egypt, Moses receiving the Commandments, God's Angel, Balaam and his talking donkey. ], antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Tercia Etas Mundi. Folium XXX. [The flight of Egypt, Moses receiving the Commandments, God's Angel, Balaam and his talking donkey. ]
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Coloured.. 370x222mm. Some very minor marginal staining, very good condition, wide margins and attractive colours.
On recto two nice woodblock prints (each 128x222mm.) of The flight of Egypt and Moses receiving the Commandments.
VERSO : a woodblock print of God's Angel, Balaam and his Talking Donkey. (110x166mm)
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Liber chronicarum or Nure...
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Estimates : $ 900 - $ 1,000
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SCHEDEL, H.,  Etas Prima Mundi. Folium VII. [Adam and Eve, eating the apple and being expelled from paradise], antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Etas Prima Mundi. Folium VII. [Adam and Eve, eating the apple and being expelled from paradise]
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Coloured.. 380x225mm. Dark impression on large sheet, with old pasting of paper strip in left margin of the recto. Else good condition.
Latin text page with a large woodcut of Adam and Eve, eating the apple and being expelled from paradise.
One of the most sought-after prints from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to E...
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Estimates : $ 1,800 - $ 2,200
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Printed Leaves
BOOK OF HOURS,  Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours.
Paris, Germain Hardouyn, c. 1520-1540, In original colours.. 155x102mm. Printed on vellum in black with many initials hand painted in red, blue and gold. Vellum at the edges slightly soiled, and intials faded. Upper marging cropped into printed area.
21 lines of printed text, surrounded by Renaissance borders decorated with flowers and little miniatures with figures on both sides.
From the press of the leading Parisian publisher and illuminator Germain Hardouyn, active from c.1500/1505 to 1539/1541. Between the end of the fifteenth century an...
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Estimates : $ 100 - $ 125
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BOOK OF HOURS,  Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours.
Paris, Germain Hardouyn, c. 1520-1540, In original colours.. 155x102mm. Printed on vellum in black with many initials hand painted in red, blue and gold. Vellum at the edges slightly soiled, and initials faded.
21 lines of printed text, surrounded by Renaissance borders decorated with flowers and little miniatures with figures on both sides.
From the press of the leading Parisian publisher and illuminator Germain Hardouyn, active from c.1500/1505 to 1539/1541. Between the end of the fifteenth century ...
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Estimates : $ 100 - $ 125
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BRANDIS, L., Woodcut of Aesop's Fables etc., antique map, old maps BRANDIS, L. - Woodcut of Aesop's Fables etc.
Paris, 1543, Uncolored. 300x215mm. In fine condition with age toning.
A 1543 woodcut print from “THE SEA OF HISTORY” that is called “The one of the most beautiful of the history of French printing”.
La Mer des Hystoires contains Aesop’s Fables and the history of France until the death of King Louis XI in 1483. The incunable print by Brandis was first pub...
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Estimates : $ 150 - $ 185
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BRANDIS, L., Woodcut of Abraham & Isaac etc. , antique map, old maps BRANDIS, L. - Woodcut of Abraham & Isaac etc.
Paris, 1543, Uncolored. 320x215mm. In fine condition with age toning.
A 1543 woodcut print from “THE SEA OF HISTORY” that is called “The one of the most beautiful of the history of French printing”.
La Mer des Hystoires contains Aesop’s Fables and the history of France until the death of King Louis XI in 1483. The incunable print by Brandis was first pub...
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Estimates : $ 150 - $ 185
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BOOK OF HOURS,  A printed leaf on vellum from a Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - A printed leaf on vellum from a Book of Hours.
Paris, ca 1505, In original colours.. 218x160mm. 30 Lines of text in Latin, with decorative side borders.
RECTO: One 2-line and eight 1-line initials in liquid gold on coloured grounds and five line-fillers. Colourful panel border in he right margin of acanthus leaves and flowers, with black pen work.
VERSO: One 2-line initial and two line-fillers in liquid gold on coloured ground. Panel as on rect...
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Estimates : $ 275 - $ 300
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BOOK OF HOURS.,  Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS. - Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours.
Paris ca. 1510, In original colours.. 140x96mm. Unfortunately there is a large brown marginal stain running into the border.
Vellum leaf from a printed Book of Hours. The miniature in the text depicts God the Father, on the right side of the recto are noble men in wonderful clothes. On the verso we find a bird, feeding his young! Most wonderful about this leaf is the delicate way the borders have been printed and hand col... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 375 - $ 500
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Sold for $ 350
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Music / Antiphoner
ANTIPHONARIUM.,  Leaf on vellum from a antiphonary., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONARIUM. - Leaf on vellum from a antiphonary.
Sevilla, ca.1520, In original colours.. 490x360mm. Boldly hand-written in a Gothic rotunda, text lines and music staves, on a large sheet of sturdy vellum. Signs of use, little wavy, but good.
A leaf from a Medieval Antiphonal or Choir Missal for Spanish use, in Latin on extremely heavy vellum. Justification: 360x246mm. Text is in Spanish rounded gothic hand (Rotunda) and of music on a stave formed of five lines in red.
RECTO: There are seven lines of music and verse in black ink. W...
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Estimates : $ 200 - $ 250
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ANTIPHONARIUM,  Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONARIUM - Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.
Italy, 1480, In original colours.. 650x430mm. In very good condition. Lines written in rounded gothic script, written in black ink, on a four-line-stave, with headings and rubrics in red.
A very fine antiphonary leaf, written in Latin , probably Rome. RECTO: A wonderful initial ,O, decorated with pen work in red, white and blue, in rich burnished gold.
VERSO: The staves are in red and the notes in black.
On extremely heavy vellum (most likely ox) Wide margins. A fe...
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Estimates : $ 450 - $ 600
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ANTIPHONARIUM,  Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONARIUM - Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.
Besançon, 1370, In original colours.. 291x220mm. 13 lines in dark brown, written in two columns. Upper margin cropped, shaving the marginal initial, generally in fine condition.
A more than 600 years old antiphonary leaf, written in Besançon, in 1370. Musical notation on 4 bars, the staves are in red and the notes in black, numerous pen-flourished initials in brown with red flourishing almost each initial decorated with human heads. Several 1-line initials in brown and red ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 1,400 - $ 1,800
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ANTIPHONARIUM,  Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONARIUM - Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.
Italy, 1480, In original colours.. 650x430mm. In very good condition. Lines written in rounded gothic script, written in black ink, on a four-line-stave, with headings and rubrics in red.
A very fine antiphonary leaf, written in Latin , probably Rome. RECTO: A wonderful initial ,I, decorated with penwork in red, white and blue, in rich burnished gold.
VERSO: A wonderful initial ,O, decorated with penwork in red, white and blue, in rich burnished gold.
On extremel...
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Estimates : $ 1,800 - $ 2,000
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