Manuscript

Cambridge University Library, Oo. vii. 48

Codicology

Produced: 14th century
Location: Cambridge University Library (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 65
Illustrated: No
Script: Parchment

Description

Contains two sections on Prester John:

  • Folio 13r-16r: Epistola Prebyteri Johannis ("The Letter of Prester John"), supposedly sent from John to the kings of Europe around 1165 CE. The letter describes the wonders of John's kingdom, incluing several real and imaginary animals. The section is incomplete at the start. The text is significantly different from the original twelfth century text. This manuscript may be the source for the French and Italian versions.
  • Folio 16: A short account of Prester John and his country. how it was first discovered.

Additional Descriptions

Additional description (Digitized page images, page 552, section 3235)

Editions and Facsimiles

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