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Manuscript written in French and Latin, written in A.D. 1503 at Angers (?), 1503

MS. Carte 91
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 6). 'Sensuit la maniere et ensaignement darpenter cordeler et mesurer terres et la maniere de nombrez & prisaigez icelles terres iardins vergiers boys vignes prez landes estangs garannes coulombiers et aultres chouses heritaux ...': beg. 'Et doibt on scavoir que toute maniere darpentaige.'
  2. (fol. 22). 'Cy commencent les coustumes des pais dAniou et du Maine contenans seize parties,' of the date 1463: followed by '... les assietes au taux du Roy' and '... la table ...': (fol. 83v) 'Ci finist la table du coustumier ... acheve le penultime iour de Apuril. Lan Mil Cincq Cens et Troys.'
  3. (fol. 87). Transcripts of miscellaneous public documents affecting Angers and its neighbourhood, the religious houses, their foundation, etc., 769-1493, in Latin and French.
  4. (fol. 127). 'Extraict des ordonnances Royaulx de la chambre des comptes de Paris sur le fait et gouuernement des eaux et forestz ... dAniou et du Maine ...'
  5. (fol. 137). 'Notitia æ Andegauensis hæreditariæ,' a title added later: deeds of 1204, 1286 and 1290, in Latin and French.
  6. (fol. 143). Deeds relating to the Prior and Convent of Bonshommes at La Haye near Angers, 1413-1496, largely about their rights over the river: in French.


  • Creation: 1503


176 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French
  • Latin


MS. Carte 91

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. III, no. 10537.

Custodial History

On (fols. 1-5) are the finely emblazoned arms of an owner of the book (early 16th cent.?: Azure, a saltire between four eaglets displayed or) and of his connexions by marriage. On fol. 6r is 'C. Raymbauld' (c. 1700?). The volume bears Carte's armorial bookplate.

Physical Facet

Binding: On parchment : with coloured arms, rubrics, etc., in the original binding (boards covered with stamped leather), clasps partly gone.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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