Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 250

Orose et Lucain

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1 frontend papers
1 backend papers
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1375 to 1400
Date notesJung 1996, 346; Oltrogge 1989, 281.
Place(s) of productionParis
Jung 1996, 346.
Table of contentsThere are two tables of contents, one for the Histoire ancienne (1r-13r) and another for Li Faits des Romains (231r-412r)
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio


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Physical description

No. of illustrations:34
General illustration:31 miniatures; 2 half-page illustrations and one almost full column illustration, also taking up about a quarter of the left column (of the Tower of Babel, f. 13r). Historiated initials.
General decoration:Decorative borders on pages with miniatures.
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Description 1
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions420x296 (mm)
Justification290x200 (mm)
15mm between columns
RubricationRubrication for chapters throughout.
Writing above top line?False
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Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (9)
Folio rangeFrom to
Date?1375 to 1400
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DescriptionThe final section of the Histoire ancienne breaks off abruptly after only a few chapters mid column; this is followed by a blank page, then the table for Li Faits des Romains, followed by the text. This would indicate that the scribe's source had the final section of the Histoire ancienne, rather than Li Faits des Romains, and either made an error in starting to copy the final section, or started in good faith but then thought better of including the final section, either because he compared his initial source with another, or because the intention from the start had been to include Li Faits des Romains, but a scribe had carried on working on the Histoire ancienne in error.
Date?1375 to 1400
PlacePlace object (9)