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Copies of miscellaneous German state papers, (with a few originals), chiefly in German, written in the first half of the 17th cent.

MS. D'Orville 580

  • Request

Dates range from about 1600 to about 1620, with some earlier and later (1575-1630).


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 17th cent.


660 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German
  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 580

Former reference:

Auct. X. 4. 11

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 17458

Custodial History

Many belonged to Johann Keppler the astronomer, when he was principal mathematician to the king of Germany (from 1601) and some are in his hand.

Related Materials

See also MS. D'Orville 579 for further copies of miscellaneous German state papers, with a few originals.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom