[De consuetudinibus et conditionibus orientalium regionum] / [Marco Polo ; Latin translation by Francesco Pipino].

Author
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323? [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[England], [between 1425 and 1475]
Description
53 leaves : parchment ; 260 x 185 (205-210 x 130-140) mm bound to 275 x 195 mm.

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Summary note
Translation of Marco Polo's travel account. Incomplete; lacking first leaf and several others throughout the text.
Notes
  • Incipit: “Qualiter et quare Dominus Nicholaus de Venetiis et Domina (sic) Marcus transierunt ad partes orientales. Capitulo primo. Tempore quo Balduinus princeps sceptra constantinopolitani imperii gubernabat. Anno C. ab incarnacione Domini millesimo CCliio ...
  • Explicit: “In mari illo Insule quedam sunt in quibus nascuntur et capiuntur gerfalci et herodii qui Inde postmodum ad diuersas prouincias et regiones deferuntur. Explicit liber Domini Marchi Pauli de Venetiis.”
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • List of missing leaves (fol. iir). List of chapters beginning with chapter 26 (fol. 1r). Manicules.
  • Collation: Parchment ; fols. ii (modern paper) + 53 + ii (modern paper) ; catchwords ; modern foliation in pencil.
  • Layout: 37 lines per page.
  • Description: Rubricated ; widespread use of red for underlining and highlighting letters.
  • Decoration: Chapters open with 2- to 3-line red initials. The final explicit in fere-Textualis script with calligraphic ascenders and every second word in red.
Binding note
England, early 19th century. Bound in London by Charles Lewis, active from 1786 to 1836. Brown calf over pasteboard, with gold tooling along the perimeter and turn-ins; marbled end papers.
Language note
Latin;
Script
Anglicana.
Provenance
Owned by John Bulkeley (15th century?); Lord Leonard Grey, Viscount Grane (ca. 1490-1541); Edward Clive (later Edward Herbert), 2nd Earl of Powis (1785–1848) passed by descent to Edward James Herbert Powis (1818–1891), 3rd Earl of Powis, sold in 1923 to the London bookseller Bernard Quaritch who sold the manuscript in 1929 to Robert Garrett (1875-1961). His gift to the Princeton University Library in 1942
Source acquisition
Gift Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 1942.
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 366-368.
Place name(s)
England
Other title(s)
Marcus Paulus de Veneciis, codex ms. in membranis
OCLC
1099509023
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