English MS 17 (formerly Crawford 29)

Now available in our online image collections is ‘Descriptions of the Canary Islands and of the Azores‘, an early seventeenth century travel guide by Edmund Skory.  Dedicated to Sir Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, and formerly owned by William Browning, the handwritten manuscript contains beautiful illuminated and decorated initials.  Folios one to forty-two contain a description of the Canary Islands, it contains the history of their first inhabitants called the Guanches, their religion, laws, wars and other memorable observations; folios forty-three to seventy-four contain a description of the Azores.

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One thought on “English MS 17 (formerly Crawford 29)

  1. peacay says:

    Lovely! Tweeted.

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