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Beinecke MS 1183
[Northern Italy] ; [between 1300 and 1350]
Peter, of Poitiers, approximately 1130-1205, Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi.
1 roll : parchment ; 3445 x 35 mm.
Material is open for research.
Decorated roll containing the text of the Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi
by Peter of Poitiers (Petrus Pictaviensis). The text, presented in genealogical tree
format, appears to be a copy of the second version of this work, containing the full
text of the first version accompanied by interpolations from the Historia scholastica
and other sources.
Purchased from Les Enluminures on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and the Albert C.
Childs Fund, 2014.
Format: seven membranes sewn together to form one roll.
Layout: single vertical column in the form of a genealogical tree.
Script: single gothic book hand.
Decoration: text is presented as a genealogical tree, in brown ink, with rubrication;
initials in red and blue ink; roundels and planned spaces for diagrams and miniatures
(unfinished) outlined in red and blue ink. Linking genealogical tree branches and
diagram lines in red and blue ink. Complex grid for layout of design elements ruled
Ownership inscriptions at top and bottom of roll: Conradus Mondone Astensis. (Corrado
Mondone d'Asti, Master General of the Dominican Order, 1462-1465).
Peter of Poitiers, Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi. General Collection,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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