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British Library, Cotton MS Julius D VII

Codicology

Produced: England [St Alban's Abbey and Wymondham], 1247 - 1258
Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 134
Author: John of Wallingford
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Folio 114r

Description

Thirty-six miscellaneous texts, mostly in Latin (at least one in English), including on Folio 114r: "Figura rudis et descriptio elephantis invecti in Angliam Ao 1255", a picture and a description of the elephant presented to the king of England in 1255, the first elephant seen in that country. Another illustration of this elephant is found in British Library, Cotton Nero D I.

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