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Medieval Manuscripts
ANONYMOUS,  Illuminated leaf from a lithurgical Psalter., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Illuminated leaf from a lithurgical Psalter.
England, c. 1280, In original colours.. 179x132mm. 20 Lines of text in a Gothic hand, on vellum. Extremities of the penwork 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.
18 Versal initials in burnis...
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Estimate
($ 2,400 - 3,000)

Bid received
$ 1,000
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
MISSAL.,  Leaf on vellum from a Missal., antique map, old maps MISSAL. - Leaf on vellum from a Missal.
France, c. 1410, In original colours.. 395x265mm. In good condition. Lines written in rounded gothic script, written in brown ink.
A very fine large size Missal leaf, written in Latin. VERSO: Two wonderful 2-lines initials and in liquid gold decorated with pen work in purple and blue. One 1-line initial Qin same.VERSO: One 1-line initial O in liquid gold decorated with pen work in purple and blue. One 1-line initial in same. (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,100 - 1,400)

Starting bid
$ 700
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BOOK OF HOURS,  Calander leaf for December from manuscript leaf from a Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Calander leaf for December from manuscript leaf from a Book of Hours.
Paris, ca. 1450, In original colours.. 185x135mm. 16 Lines of text in Latin, written in a brown late gothic book hand.
medieval manuscriptCalendar leaf for December. RECTO: One 2-line initial in liquid gold on coloured grounds. Colourful panel border in he left margin of acanthus leav... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 400 - 450)

Starting bid
$ 280
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BOOK OF HOURS,  Manuscript leaf on vellum from a Dutch Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Manuscript leaf on vellum from a Dutch Book of Hours.
Flanders ca.1450, In original colours.. 170x115mm. Justification: 85x62 mm. 14 Lines of text in Dutch. In excellent condition.


RECTO: One 1-line capitals in red, blue or burnished gold with extensive penwork
VERSO: One 1-line capitals in red...
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Estimate
($ 150 - 180)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BOOK OF HOURS,  Manuscript leaf on vellum from a Dutch Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - Manuscript leaf on vellum from a Dutch Book of Hours.
Flanders ca.1450, In original colours.. 170x115mm. Justification: 85x62 mm. 14 Lines of text in Dutch. In excellent condition.


RECTO: One 1-line capitals in red, blue or burnished gold with extensive penwork
VERSO: One 1-line capitals in red...
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Estimate
($ 180 - 250)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
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 one 2-lines initials on coloured grounds and three one-line initials. Colourful panel border in the left and right margin of acanthus leaves and flowers, with black pen work.
VERSO : 14 Lines of text in Latin one 2-lines initials on coloured grounds and three one-l...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 75)

Bid received
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
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. Some marginal pen scratches on recto.
14 Lines of text in Latin and four 1-line initials on coloured grounds and line fillers.
VERSO : 14 Lines of text in Latin five 1-line initials on coloured grounds and line fillers.

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Estimate
($ 30 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
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 four 1-line initials on coloured grounds and line fillers.
VERSO : 14 Lines of text in Latin four 1-line initials on coloured grounds and line fillers.

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Estimate
($ 30 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
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.. 177x115mm. In dark brown ink. Good condition. Size of vellum sheet 177 x 115mm.
Verso Medieval manuscript leafLeaf from a mid 15 th. century manuscript Book of Hours. Written on vel... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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.. 177x115mm. In dark brown ink. Good condition. Size of vellum sheet 177 x 115mm.
Verso Medieval manuscript leafLeaf from a mid 15 th. century manuscript Book of Hours. Written on vel... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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.. 177x115mm. In dark brown ink. Good condition. Size of vellum sheet 177 x 115mm.
Verso Medieval manuscript leafLeaf from a mid 15 th. century manuscript Book of Hours. Written on vel... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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.. 177x115mm. In dark brown ink. Good condition. Size of vellum sheet 177 x 115mm.
Verso Medieval manuscript leafLeaf from a mid 15 th. century manuscript Book of Hours. Written on vel... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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.. 177x115mm. In dark brown ink. Good condition. Size of vellum sheet 177 x 115mm.
Verso Medieval manuscript leafLeaf from a mid 15 th. century manuscript Book of Hours. Written on vel... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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.. 177x115mm. In dark brown ink. Good condition. Size of vellum sheet 177 x 115mm.
Verso Medieval manuscript leafLeaf from a mid 15 th. century manuscript Book of Hours. Written on vel... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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. 1420-1480, In original colours.. 180x115mm. 20 Lines of text in Latin, written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand. Some ink smudging on recto. One outer margin cut and doubled with a strip of vellum.
RECTO: Panel border of acanthus leaves and flowers on a partly liquid gold and dark red ground, height 1-line initial in liquid gold on coloured grou... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 350 - 400)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BREVIER,  A leaf from a breviary., antique map, old maps BREVIER - A leaf from a breviary.
Northern Netherlands ?, ca. 1480, In original colours.. 110x770mm. With 18 lines of text in Latin, written in brown ink in an early lettre Batarde.
Probably written in the northern Netherlands.
Large 2-line initials in red and or blue for the start of the new chapter and several 1-line initials.
Nice clean leaves, with ample margins, f...
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Estimate
($ 50 - 60)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BREVIER,  A leaf from a breviary., antique map, old maps BREVIER - A leaf from a breviary.
Northern Netherlands ?, ca. 1480, In original colours.. 110x770mm. With 18 lines of text in Latin, written in brown ink in an early lettre Batarde.
Probably written in the northern Netherlands.
Large 2-line initials in red and or blue for the start of the new chapter and several 1-line initials.
Nice clean leaves, with ample margins, f...
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Estimate
($ 50 - 60)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BREVIER,  Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Brevier., antique map, old maps BREVIER - Leaf on vellum from a manuscript Brevier.
Tours, c.1485, In original colours.. 177x123mm. Two columns each 29 lines of text in Latin, written in brown ink in a Gothic book hand. Vellum in two text lines oxidized by brown ink.
Generally in very good condition.
RECTO: One 4-line illuminated initial depicting Maria and child and two 1-line initials in burnished gold on coloured grounds. Panel border of acanthus leaves, flowers and bird on a partly liquid gold and dark red ground.
VERSO: two 2-line initial in burnished gold on red ground and two 1-line...
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Estimate
($ 2,000 - 2,200)

Starting bid
$ 1,500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BOOK OF HOURS,  A manuscript leaf from a Book of Hours., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS - A manuscript leaf from a Book of Hours.
Paris, ca. 1500, In original colours.. 162x116mm. 15 Lines of text in Latin, written in a brown late Gothic book hand.
RECTO: one 4-line capital "D"eus in adiutorium... in blue, heightened in liquid gold, infilled with strawberries, surrounded by staves in gold and colours, and full 4-sided illuminated borders. Infilled with dotted penwork, flowers, grapes and acanthus-leaves, good margins.
VERSO: One 2-line i...
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Estimate
($ 1,700 - 1,900)

Starting bid
$ 1,200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS,  Manuscript leaf on vellum from a book of hours., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Manuscript leaf on vellum from a book of hours.
Flanders c. 1520, In original colours.. 117x87mm. Manuscript leaf, in a Bâtarde bookhand from a book of hours. Justification: 77x57mm. 20 Lines of text in Latin. Small tear in lower right-hand margin. Some ink smudging.
VERSO: Three 2-line capitals in blue and white on liquid gold ground.
RECTO: One 2-lines capital and seven 1-line capitals in blue and white on liquid gold ground.
Initials very finely executed. The vellum is of an excellent type. Small tear to lower left hand margin not affecting the tex...
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Estimate
($ 100 - 120)

Starting bid
$ 60
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Nuremberg Chronicle
SCHEDEL, H.,  Quinta Etas Mundi. Folium. LXXXIII, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Quinta Etas Mundi. Folium. LXXXIII
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 438x302mm. Some marginal water staining in margins running into printed area in the upper part of page. Paper slightly age-toned. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition. Size of leaf 438 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 May of 1493 appeared ...
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Estimate
($ 30 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXXXV, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXXXV
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Paper very slightly age-toned. Dark impression on large sheet. In good condition. Size of sheet 450 x 305mm.
Latin text page with woodcuts on recto a large woodcut of Jerome (Hieronymus), a very pious and celebrated teacher, cardinal of the Roman church, and a priest, whose father was Eusebius and verso of Saints, Kings, and Queens.
On verso a large woodblock showing The Second Ecumenical Council, he...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 25
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXXXI, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXXXI
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Some marginal water staining in margins and 3 cm into printed area in the upper part of page. Paper slightly age-toned. Dark impression on large sheet. Fine condition. Size of sheet 450 x 305mm.
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 May of 1493 appeared...
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Estimate
($ 50 - 75)

Starting bid
$ 25
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCXLVI, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCXLVI
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Fine condition. Size of sheet 450 x 305mm.
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 May of 1493 appeared...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 25
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCL, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCL
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Water stain in lower corner, else in fine condition. Size of sheet 450 x 305mm.
Latin text page with woodcuts on recto showing a comet seen in February in 1456. The page also tells about earthquakes which occurred on the 15th day of December in 1456, at the eleventh hour of the night, and again on the 30th day of the same month at the sixteenth hour, particularly at Apuleia, ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 40 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 25
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
SCHEDEL, H.,  Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCXIIII, antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, H. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCXIIII
Nuremberg, 12 July 1493, Uncoloured.. 380x225mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Fine condition. Size of sheet 450 x 305mm.
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 May of 1493 appeared...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 25
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SCHEDEL, Hartmann., Apostles Andrews and Thomas. Folio CVI - Nuremberg Chronicle. , antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, Hartmann. - Apostles Andrews and Thomas. Folio CVI - Nuremberg Chronicle.
Nuremberg, 1493., Uncoloured as published. 440x300mm. Very good condition, with a dark impression.
An interesting page of wood cut prints depicting the executions of the Apostles: Andrea's and Thomas, taken from the Nuremberg Chronicle.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Dürer may also have collaborated, since s...
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Estimate
($ 160 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
SCHEDEL, Hartmann., Sexta Etas Mundi. Folio CV - Nuremberg Chronicle. , antique map, old maps SCHEDEL, Hartmann. - Sexta Etas Mundi. Folio CV - Nuremberg Chronicle.
Nuremberg, 1493., Uncoloured as published. 440x300mm. Very good condition, with a dark impression.
An interesting page from the famous Nuremberg Chronicle: Side one: Seneca murdered in the bath-tub, and the crucifixion of the apostle Philippus, plus two smaller images.
Side two: The apostle Bartholomeus being skinned, in the presence of a King plus two smaller images.
The woodblock cut...
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Estimate
($ 160 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Music / Antiphoner
ANTIPHONARIUM,  Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONARIUM - Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.
France, 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)
Estimate
($ 1,400 - 1,800)

Starting bid
$ 900
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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 good condition. Lines written in rounded Gothic script, written in black ink, on a four-line-stave, with headings and rubrics in red. On several placed vellum damaged by ink and small holes in vellum.
A very fine antiphonary leaf, written in Latin , probably Rome. RECTO: The staves are in red and the notes in black. VERSO: The staves are in red and the notes in black. A wonderful initial "Q" decorated with penwork in red, white and blue, in rich burnished gold.
On extremely heavy vel...
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Estimate
($ 600 - 750)

Starting bid
$ 400
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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 Gotica rotunda, text lines and music stave's, 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 twenty-eight lines of text in black and red. Wi...
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Estimate
($ 250 - 300)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ANTIPHONER,  Leaf of manuscript music from an Antiphoner., antique map, old maps ANTIPHONER - Leaf of manuscript music from an Antiphoner.
Probably Spain, c.1625, In original colours.. 550x360mm. Manuscript leaf, written in Latin on vellum. Good condition.
This leaf is from an Antiphoner of Spanish origin on extremely heavy vellum (most likely ox) in Latin.
Music is on a stave, inked in red, formed of five lines in black ink. Text is in a Spanish rounded gothic hand (Rotunda). There are five lines of music and verse.
RECTO: There is a wonderful ...
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Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Printed Leaves
BOOK OF HOURS.,  Universal Chronicle., antique map, old maps BOOK OF HOURS. - Universal Chronicle.
Paris, A. Vérard (?), c.1490-1500, In original colours.. 100x78mm. Coloured engraving on vellum. Good condition. Some remains of old tape on verso.
Fragment of a text leaf, showing a miniature depicting two Kings who are greeting each other surrounded by their knights. The metal cut has contemporary hand colouring and is richly heightened with gold.
VERSO: 18 lines of printed text with three 1-line initials ...
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Estimate
($ 1,200 - 1,500)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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, Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, ca. 1502, 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, as usual. Upper margin cropped into printed area.
21 Lines of printed text, surrounded by renaissance borders decorated with putti, flowers and Middle French script around the illustrations.
Interesting are the 6 panels with skeletons, showing the famous cycle of the "dance of deaths".
In the long series of Pigouchet-Vostre Books of Hours...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 75
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3