Le grand armorial de la Toison d’or

Record ID: 
110820
Accession number: 
MS M.489
Title: 
Le grand armorial de la Toison d’or
Created: 
France, ca. 1580.
Binding: 
French 19th century half-calf, in maroon case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
97 leaves (2 columns, 36-38 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 440 x 310 mm
Provenance: 
Owned in the 17th century by Antoine de Brongniart, siegneur de Canroy (arms and motto on fol. 2: or, a chevron azure, and 3 leopard's heads of the second; Fidele et Secret); Theobald de Madre de Norguet; Sara de Madre de Norguet Quecq d'Henripret (d. 1899); Henri Quecq d'Henripret of Lille; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Henri Quecq through J. van Driesten in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in France, ca. 1580.
Contents: statutes, armorial, and transcripts of chapter meetings held in 1445, 1461, 1478, 1481, 1491, 1500, and 1545.
Decoration: 285 coats of arms, 1 preliminary leaf with motto and arms.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: