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Magnus, Olaus
HISTORIEN DER MITTERNACHTIGEN LANDER. BASEL: HENRICPETRI, (1567)
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4,0006,000
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Magnus, Olaus
HISTORIEN DER MITTERNACHTIGEN LANDER. BASEL: HENRICPETRI, (1567)
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Magnus, Olaus
HISTORIEN DER MITTERNACHTIGEN LANDER. BASEL: HENRICPETRI, (1567)
small folio (297 x 198mm.), woodcut folding map of Scandinavia, numerous woodcut vignettes, full-page printer's device on verso of final leaf, bound in a large manuscript vellum leaf, c. 450 x 300mm., of an very elegantly written troped Sanctus from the Kyriale of a Gradual, with music in square notation on five-line staves for the Sanctus trope, "Adonay athanatos" [France (or England?), 13th century], map trimmed to neatline at foot, scattered small wormholes, lacking ties, spine slightly worn 
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Provenance

Friedrich August, Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Oels (1740-1805), armorial bookplate; "Kgl. öffentl. bibliothek zu Dresden", and "Doublette", ink stamps to title; Per Hierta (1864-1924), Swedish book collector, inscription and signature (Hierta owned a large collection of about 300 incunabula, which in 1911 were given to the Swedish Royal Library), sale, Björn and Börjesson, Stockholm, item 550, 100 kroner, 26 October-30 November 1932; bought by K.A. Jacobsen, bookplate; his son Ole Lars Jacobsen, bookplate

Literature

VD16 M227

Catalogue Note

This copy is complete with the rare decorative map of northern Europe, including Greenland. It is a reduction of Magnus's 1539 Carta Marina.

Only two other sources are known for the troped Sanctus on the manuscript binding; one late 12th or 13th century, the other dated 1363, both in the Archive of Prague Castle. The present setting has the same melody for the tropes as do the Prague sources, but with slight variants (see H. Vlhová-Wörner, Tropi Ordinarii Missae: Sanctus, Repertorium troporum Bohemiae medii aevi, 3, 2010, SaTr 1). 

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