- Higden, Ranulf, -1364.
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1325-1350]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript, on vellum, of the text of the "short version" of the Polychronicon (final entry is for 1327).
Binding: contemporary calf over wooden boards, rebacked. Upper cover plain; lower cover contains central panel with the letters POLICRONICON created by stamping background with seven-pointed star stamp. Background pattern of diagonal fillets with five-petalled flower in circle stamped at each intersection. Remains of leather clasps and one brass catch. Sewn on six raised bands.
Byname: Takamiya Polychronicon.
Decoration: Rubricated. Approximately 404 marginal drawings in pen and ink, many with yellow wash: mostly portrait roundels, but also including two diagrams of Noah's Ark; views of London, Canterbury, Rome and other places; an image of the Annunciation; and a small T-map. Margins ruled to accomodate the roundels. One illuminated initial and others covered in matte gold.
From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Layout: double columns of between 44 and 51 lines.
Script: cursive book hand.
Some leaves damaged with loss of text.
- 206 l. : parchment ; 412 x 295 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Takamiya MS 43
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Manuscripts, Medieval--England--14th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain--History--Earily works to 1800.
- Subject (Name)
- Higden, Ranulf,---1364.
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
World history--Early works to 1800.
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- A handlist of western Medieval manuscripts in the Takamiya collection / Toshiyuki Takamiya, in The Medieval book: glosses from friends & colleagues of Christopher de Hamel, ed. by Richard Linenthal, James Marrow and William Noel. 't Goy-Houten: Hes & De Graff, 2010, pp. 421-437., Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon. Takamiya MS 43., and The illustrations of the Takamiya Polychronicon / Kathleen Scott, in The Medieval book and a modern collector, ed. Takami Matsuda, Richard Linenthal, and John Scahill. Tokyo: Yushodo Press, Ltd., 2004, pp. 161-178.
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