MS. Rawl. B. 483
Summary Catalogue no.: 11830
De topographia Hiberniae,
Good historiated and other initials. (P&A iii. 321, pl. XXVII)
- Type initial C
- Subject Spiral formed by a dragon's body and tail, acanthus-leaf designs.
- Type initial D
- Subject Caesara, Noah's niece, making the first voyage to Ireland in the year before the flood (boat with sailors on the sea, a woman disembarks).
Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755
Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862-1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).