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MS. 32 Sea terms, and Geographical tracts

(old shelfmark ** A32)

Language:English, with Latin
Origin:England (?)
Date:17th c., ca. 1660 – 1690
Material:Paper (no watermarks visible)
Physical Description:148 folios, 177 x 115 (ca. 166 x ca. 92 – 108) mm, 32 – 35 long lines, ruled in plummet
Rubric:Sea Termes
Incipit:Aft or Abaft: Fromwards the stem towards the sterne
2o folio:The Brak or Brak-strad
Explicit:Taffilette a province of Fez & lies betw[een] it & the north.  FINIS.
Contents:Fols. 1r – 26r, Glossary of nautical terms; fol. 26r, Names of the winds; fol. 26v, Notes on the globe; fols. 27r – 34v, Geographical principals; fols. 35r – 13v, Geographical description of the world; fols. 132r – 148v, Almanac-style facts and historical information about countries
Script:Cursive mixed hand
Decoration:None
Provenance:In Trinity Hall by 1830 (Haenel 21,22)
Binding:17th / 18th c., mottled brown leather over paste boards, blind- tooled open panel design, pink and cream endbands, mottled red and black edges
Notes:Probably same scribe throughout; annotations in separate hand. Flyleaves torn out.
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