Manuscript: Royal MS 13 B. viii
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British Library, Royal MS 13 B. viii
(Topographia Hibernica/Expugnatio Hibernica/Itinerarium Kambriae)
 

Produced: England (Lincoln?), c. 1196-1223

Language: Latin

Author: Giraldus Cambrensis
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Media: Vellum
Script: English Protogothic Book Script

Folios: 147  Height: 27.5 cm   Width: 19.5 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 



Source: British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 1r


 
Description

"Probably made at Lincoln under Giraldus Cambrensis' supervision. Owned by St Augustine's, Canterbury (ex libris second half of 14th century, f.147). Old Royal pressmark no. 1116 (f.1) and in Royal catalogue of 1666 (f.21). Transferred as part of the Royal Library to the British Museum by George II in 1757. This volume contains marginal illustrations to the "Topographia Hibernica" which are of great importance to the early history of authorial illustration. Gerald (died 1223) composed the Topography of Ireland in between 1186 and 1188, after his travels in Ireland in 1183 and with Prince John in 1185. He produced a second edition before Henry II's death in 1189, followed by a third, fourth and various 'late' editions before his death in 1223." - British Library


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