LOS VIAJES DE SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE PDF

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville were edited anony- mously in. , in the version for which a ‘Cotton’ manuscript in the British. Museum is our only extant. I Viaggi di Sir John Mandeville Los Viajes de Sir John Mandeville Die Reisen des Ritters John Mandeville. Type. Manuscript. Extent / Format. 32 pages / x. CHAPTER XXIX. OF THE COUNTRIES AND ISLES THAT BE BEYOND THE LAND OF CATHAY; AND OF THE FRUITS THERE; AND OF TWENTY-TWO KINGS.

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A royal manuscript from the early 15th century with one of the most fascinating texts of the Middle Ages: Created for Johann Ohnefurcht, this gem came into the possession of the famous collector Jean de Berry shortly after its completion and remained thereafter in the possession of the French monarchy. Obviously, the handsome miniature mamdeville of the manuscript originated from the greatest masters of their time!

Over the pilgrim trails to Jerusalem and its holy sites, the mysterious Jean de Mandeville, author of one of the most famous travelogues of the Middle Agesnext came to Egypt. From there, he is supposed to have continued with his expedition into the Middle East, to India, China, Africa, the island world of the Indian Ocean, and finally into increasingly exotic domains of the world.

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He claimed to have travelled over the course of 30 years, from toand in doing so saw regions, cultures, and wonders that no other western visitor before him caught a glimpse of.

As a result, the descriptions of the land, each further and further removed from the known world, become more and more fantastical.

Travels of Sir John of Mandeville

Whoever was really behind the mysterious pseudonym of Jean de Mandevillewho presented himself as an English knight, remains contested to this day. In any case, he came world famous as the composer of a compiled travelogue composed between and in French.

In doing so, he not only made use of his own, presumably realistic experiences, but also numerous sources from historiography and literaturee. On pages, the text is divided into two columns with gorgeous miniatures in the style of the early 15th century.

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Major miniaturists participated in the deisgn of an outstanding testimonial to this great period of French illumination: They created fantastic scenery from new pictorial inventions, surrounded by fine ornamental gothic tendrils and with opulent gold on every page. The splendor of this jewel is reminiscent of a truly royal manuscript. It originated in Paris between January of and the end of for Johann Ohnefurcht.

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Inhe gifted the manuscript to his uncle Jean de Berrywhose coat of arms can be found in the manuscript. Images of Travels of Sir John of Mandeville facsimile edition.

Travels of Sir John of Mandeville – Facsimile

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The Manceville of Sir Jean de Mandeville Over the pilgrim trails to Jerusalem and its holy sites, the mysterious Jean de Mandeville, author of one of the most famous travelogues of the Middle Agesnext came to Egypt. In the Possession of Nobles and Royals from the Beginning The splendor of this jewel is reminiscent of a truly royal manuscript.

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