Lindt, Johann (1899-1977)
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.
Online Since: 10/13/2016
- Lindt, Johann (Bookbinder) Found in: Standard description
- 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
Single leaf with a splendid initial from a richly illustrated manuscript of Flavius Josephus' Antiquitates Iudaicae from the monastery of Engelberg; around 1600 it was sold by Abbot Andreas Hersch or Abbot Melchior Kitz to the Zurich bookseller and bookbinder Johann Felix Haller (active 1603-1637) and was then used by him as manuscript waste for a historical work by Hans Felix Grob the Younger (1572-1653). It is unclear when this volume reached the City Library of Bern and when it was assigned the shelf mark Mss.h.h.XXIa.25; the binding manuscript waste was removed by Johann Lindt in 1941.
Online Since: 07/02/2020
- Josephus, Flavius (Author) | Lindt, Johann (Bookbinder)