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Bod-Inc: B-554

Breydenbach, Bernhard von

Peregrinatio in terram sanctam [Dutch] Die heylighe beuarden tot dat heylighe grafft in iherusalem.


Analysis of Content

a2r Breydenbach, Bernhard von: [Letter addressed to] Berthold [von Henneberg], Archbishop of Mainz. Incipit: ‘[H]ochweerdichste vader in Cristo en[de] here, mijn geminde here, dat ic voir my ghenomen heb . . .’ See B‑553.

a3v ‘Die tafell bewysende alle dat in dit boeck becreuen staet'.

a5r Breydenbach, Bernhard von: [Peregrinatio in terram sanctam.] ‘Die heylighe beuarden tot dat heylighe grafft in Jherusalem'. Incipit: ‘[T]eer heiligher en[de] saligher beuaerden ouer dat meer the Jherusalem . . .’

y6r ‘Die namen der eylanden van Venegien tot Rodis toe'.

y7r ‘Sommighe ghemeen woerden van sarraceensche sprake ouer gheset in duytsche sprake'.

y7v ‘Een cleyn toereydinghe totter nauolghenden historien'. Incipit: ‘[N]a bescriuinghe der tweer onser reysen . . .’

y8r [Isidorus, Archbishop of Kiev: De Constantinopolitane vrbis expugnatione.] ‘Vant ghewin der stadt Constantinopelen doir die Thurcken'. Incipit: ‘[I]nt jaer ons heeren .m.cccc.lij. als die stadt Constantinopole . . .’ See B‑552.

z2r [De Nigroponti captione.] ‘Hoe dat Nigropont ghewonnen wert als die selue Cardinael bescrijfft'. Incipit: ‘[D]ie ghelouighe en[de] machtighe stadt Nigropont . . .’ Possibly a letter written by Balthasar Perusino about the taking of Negroponte in July 1470 and addressed to the Duke of Urbino, see Davies p. x.

z4v [Caorsin, Guilelmus: Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio.] ‘Van die stadt Rodis hoe dat se beleghen wert van den thurck'. Incipit: ‘[A]lsoe als ick wille hebbe om dat belegh der stadt Rodis te bescriuen . . .’ See B‑552. On authorship see Davies p. x.

[et]6r [De captione ciuitatis Ydruntine.] ‘Hoe dat die stadt Ydruntina van die thurcken ghewonnen wert'. Incipit: ‘[N]ae dat die stadt en[de] eylant Rodis . . .’


Imprint: Mainz: Erhard Reuwich, 24 May 1488. Folio.


Collation: a8 b4 c2+2+2+2 d12 d22 d32+2 d42+2 d52+2 e8 f6 g2+2+2 h–n8 o6 p q8 r6 s–z8 [et]8. Davies collates a8 b4 c8 d16 e8 f g6 h–n8 o6 p q8 r6 s–z [et]8.

Illustrations: 17 woodcuts; seven topographical views; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib01191000

GW: GW 5081;

Hain: HCR 3963;

Goff: Goff B‑1191;

BMC: BMC I 44;

Proctor: Pr 159;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑914; Campbell, Maps, 65; CIBN B‑776; Oates 54; Schramm XV p. 7; Schreiber V 3633; Sheppard 100.

LCN: 13983011


Copy number: B-554(1)

Wanting the woodcut of the Holy Land (g) and the blank leaf [et]8.

Leaf a1 reversed in binding. The woodcut of Venice (c) partly backed; mutilated sections provided in manuscript. The view of Rhodes (d5 /d12-16) partly backed, and defective at the joints.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch(?) mottled calf with gold-tooled spine; marbled pastedowns; endleaves watermarked with the Maid of Holland and ‘WVB'.

Size: 290 × 210 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 194 mm.

Early marginal notes, washed out.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes.

Provenance: Purchased from Asher & Co. for £4. 4. 0; see Library Bills (1851-5), no. 77, and Books Purchased (1853), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.21.

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