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'I. vanden Vondels Verloste Ierusalem van Torquato Tasso', a translation into Dutch prose by the poet Vondel, written in about the middle of the 17th cent.

MS. D'Orville 557

  • Request

The first few stanzas have the Italian original also copied at the side. There are many corrections and substitutions in the hand of the scribe, such as would be made by an author or corrector rather than a copyist, but the hand is not at all strikingly similar to the many published facsimiles of Vondel's hand, and the work is unknown to Unger who wrote a Bibliographie van Vondels Werken (1888). Engravings are inserted from the 1580 (Genoa) edition of the Giernsalemme Liberata.


  • Creation: written in about the middle of the 17th cent.


516 pages

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Italian


MS. D'Orville 557

Former reference:

Auct. X. 3. 10

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 17435

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom