De la première bataille punique.

Record ID: 
112407
Accession number: 
MS M.266
Title: 
De la première bataille punique.
Created: 
France or Belgium, between 1445 and 1450.
Binding: 
Limp vellum with ties by Rivière (perhaps twentieth century); in maroon slip case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
94 leaves (1 column, 29 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 250 x 160 mm
Provenance: 
Arms of an early owner on fol. 88v and 92v (quarterly sable and argent?); P. Aubert (ca. 1500, signature on flyleaf); Pickering; sold to the Earl of Ashburnham Dec. 18, 1847; Ashburnham Collection (appendix, no. 156); H. Yates Thompson; his sale (London, May 14, 1902, no. 1 and plate) to Quaritch, catalogue 235 (Nov. 1904), no. 109; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in northern France or Belgium, ca. 1445-1450.
Translated from his De primo bello punico.
Texts: De la première bataille punique (fol. 1-88r); four anonymous French poems (fol. 88v-94v).
Decoration: 14 half-page miniatures.
Artist: Mansel Master

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: