Genealogical roll chronicle
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- Genealogical roll chronicle
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1466-67]
- Publication Place
Manuscript on parchment roll, composed of 15 membranes, of a Chronicle of biblical world history and the genealogy of the kings of England.
One large illuminated initial for the prologue, 8-line, mauve and blue with white filigree against gold ground thinly edged in black. The initial is filled with a large flower, red, yellow and green, and curling acanthus, orange and green extending into the margin and continued as black inkspray with large leaves, heart-shaped or acanthus, blue, pink, orange, white and green with white filigree, a large orange and gold flower, smaller leaves in gold with blue and pink, gold dots and small green leaves, extending into the upper and left margin to form a partial border. Smaller illuminated initial for the beginning of the main chronicle, 5-line, gold on blue and mauve ground with white filigree. Numerous small initials, 2-line, alternate in gold with blue penwork and blue with red. Paragraph marks alternate in red and blue.
Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1959 by Thomas E. Marston.
Script: Written by a single scribe in a somewhat rough textura.
The genealogical diagrams, which are fitted into the empty spaces between the columns of text, begin with a roundel formed of concentric bands of blue, gold and red with a miniature of Adam with Eve, who is being handed an apple by the serpent. From the roundel of Adam and Eve to the Ascension of Christ the successive Biblical names, framed in orange or green squares, are linked by a continuous band in blue, red and gold. The names of the ancestors of the Kings of England, starting with Brutus, appear in red or blue circles, surmounted by gold crowns. Other names are in plain red circles. Linking lines in the genealogies are in red or green. At the appropriate places in the text are inserted schematized diagrams in red and green ink of Noah's Ark, a plan of the Israelite camp in the desert and a plan of the city of Jerusalem.
- f. 1 : parchment ; 9.76 m. x 330 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Marston MS 242
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
Scrolls (information artifacts)
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain--History--1066-1687
- Subject (Topic)
Bible--History of Biblical events
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Kings and rulers--Genealogy
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
World history--Early works to 1800
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Genealogical Roll Chronicle. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 242.
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