Leaf from a Portuguese manuscript

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Title

Leaf from a Portuguese manuscript

Description

"From Los Virtuosos Varones, author unknown. A Portuguese manuscript on the nobility of the Portuguese aristocracy, circa 1450. An unusual work on fine paper with the distinctive barbed design of the initial letters that mark it with the Portuguese accent. The black having faded to a soft brown and the gold embellishing to yellow, this little book shows gentle usage through the thumb-print smudges on the corners. Tiny Portugal left its mark in history through trade and discovery, and one seldom finds works of this era." -Pages from the Past

Source

Pages from the Past:  Original Leaves from Rare Books and Manuscripts

Publisher

Foliophiles

Date

Circa 1450

Rights

Item in public domain

Format

300 dpi JPEG, 185 mm x 136 mm

Language

Spanish

Type

Medieval manuscript leaf

Citation

“Leaf from a Portuguese manuscript,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed November 18, 2018, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/19.