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'A Description of Fraunce', expertly copied in secretary and italic hands with marginal ruling, etc., in red ink

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 859

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Beg.'Fraunce is called in Latin Gallia either of the Greeke worde [UNK] which signifieth mylke... or... of Galathes who was... king of Fraunce'. Includes
  1. (fols. 50-52) lists of ecclesiastical and political divisions of France, c.1600
  2. (fols. 53-62) 'An abstract of Spayne' [and Portugal], including lists of ecclesiastical and political revenues, a list of 'all the havens... and... their shippinge', and a 'note of the musters' in 1571
  3. (fol. 62) 'The copie of the greate Turkes style'
  4. (fol. 63) index
An index is on fol. 63.

Dates

  • Early 17th cent.

Extent

68 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 859, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. e. 859

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14929

Overview

'A Description of Fraunce', expertly copied in secretary and italic hands.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought 1976, from Miss W. Myers who thought it had possibly belonged to the Norths.

Related Materials

MS. Rawl C. 862, dated 1582, is related to fols. 50-62. Comparable lists were printed by S. Purchas in his Pilgrims from a manuscript given to him by 'M. Burrough, Controller of the Navy'.

Physical Facet

Binding: bound in vellum with blue strings
Title
'A Description of Fraunce', expertly copied in secretary and italic hands with marginal ruling, etc., in red ink, Early 17th cent.
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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