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'Album Amicorum Emanuelis de Meteren ['Demetrius'] Mercatoris Antuerpiani. anno m . d . lxxv', begun in the year when the Spaniards carried off his former Album from Antwerp, written in 1575-1609

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MS. Douce 68

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There are many signatures and poems, and some engravings and coloured pictures, the names being indexed at fol. 118c: the chief ones are (an asterisk implying that there is more than a mere signature and motto or engraving):
  1. (fol. 103) Baudius, Dominicus, 1604
  2. (fol. 60) *Camden, Will., 1584
  3. (fol. 46) Clusius, Carolus, 1579
  4. (fol. 40) Croy, Carolus, Philippus de, marquis of Haurech, 1578
  5. (fol. 65) Dousa, Janus, the younger, 1585
  6. (fol. 35) *Gallé, Philippus, 1577
  7. (fol. 47) *Garth, Richard, 1578: with picture of London Bridge
  8. (fol. 9) Goltzius, Hubertus, 1576
  9. (fol. 7) *Heere, Lucas d*, 1576
  10. (fol. 5v) *Hoefnagle, Georg, 1575
  11. (fol. 81) Junius, Francis, 1595
  12. (fol. 73) Lipsius, Justus, 1590
  13. (fol. 83) Merula, Paulus, 1595
  14. (fols. v, 1, 2, 31) Meteren, Emanuel van, 1575-7
  15. (fol. 75) Molinaeus, Petrus, 1595
  16. (fols. iii, 38) Mulcaster, Richard, 1577
  17. (fol. 8a) Mylius, Arnoldus, 1576
  18. (fol. 42)*Nassau, Guill. Louis, count of, 1578
  19. (fol. 3v) *Ortelius, Abr., 1577
  20. (fol. 55v) Ortelius, Joachimus, 1586
  21. (fol. 86) Radcliffe, Edw., 1595
  22. (fol. 3) *Rogers, Daniel, 1578
  23. (fol. 100) Salterne, George, 1601
  24. (fol. 80cv, cf. 43v) Smetius, Henricus, 1595?
  25. (fol. 111v) Walker, Will., of Chiswick, 1609
Leaves have gone after fols. 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 27, 49, 54, 57, 99 (sir Robert Cotton), 103.

Dates

  • written in 1575-1609

Extent

120 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Dutch; Flemish

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 68

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 21642

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

Once deposited in the Dutch church in St. Austin Friars, London, according to Douce's note. A stamp of W. P. (?) conjoined is in the volume, which was bought by Douce at the John Henderson sale, 1786.

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment, imperfect, binding: contemporary stamped leather with gold tooling, worn

Dimensions

8 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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