Missal (Use of Beauvais)

Missalis Belvacensis


Canberra, The Australian National University Library

Maggs Bros., European Miniatures and Illumination & Calligraphy also early writing from Egypt. Bulletin No. 11. London (November 1982) , 14

Remarks by the Editor:

This is the description provided in the Maggs sales catalogue. The fragment is listed no. 43 and illustrated (plate XX). It is marked as sold, suggesting that the sale was negotiated immediately prior to the printing, too late to drop it from the catalogue.

General Information

Title: Illuminated vellum leaf from a Missal for the use of Beauvais.

Date of Origin: early 14th century

Persons (scribes, annotators): Northern French Illuminator

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 290 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 200 mm

Book Decoration

Persons (Illuminators): Northern French Illuminator


Ornamental initials in gold and colours, and narrow stems with leafy terminals forming partial borders. Square musical notation on a 4-line stave.



Otto F. Ege collection