Composite manuscript consisting of three parts, bringing together French translations of classic reports of voyages to the Far East. The manuscript, especially its first and third parts, is richly adorned with gold decoration and delicate scroll ornamentation in the margins, yet it contains no illustrations. Hand-painted coats of arms make it possible to identify the family de Pons de Saint-Maurice from the Périgord as a previous owner; later the codex was purchased by Jacques Bongars, who, towards the end of his life, was preparing a volume of source materials about travels to Asia.
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- Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Gravisset, Jakob von (Former possessor) | Guilelmus, de Boldensele (Author) | Het'owm, Patmič' (Author) | Johannes, Longus (Author) | John, Mandeville (Author) | Lindt, Johann (Restorer) | Lindt, Johann (Bookbinder) | Nicolaus, Falconi (Translator) | Odoricus (Author) | Polo, Marco (Author) | Ricoldus, de Monte Crucis (Author) Found in: Standard description