MS M.461, fols. 2v–3r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 2v–3r

Author Portrait

While this book is an anonymous compilation made by gathering texts from numerous classical and medieval authors, it nonetheless opens with a generic author portrait, which gives the work a sense of authority.