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|提及的人：||Edmund Tilney; James, King of England|
Edmund Tilney; James, King of England; Benjamin Wright; Ernest Ingold; Richard C Baker; Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
Title from fol. 9.
For a full physical description including collation, layout, paper, binding, maps, engravings, coats of arms, and script, see Streitberger (1986), p. 75-98.
Binding: Full red morocco with gold tooling; gilt edges; conserved by Richard C. Baker, September 2002.
Origin: Completed before Elizabeth's death on 24 March 1603. Sometime shortly after the queen's death, Tilney revised the manuscript for presentation to James I and the codex preserves three copies of an otherwise unrecorded portrait of the king engraved by Benjamin Wright.
Provenance: Edmund Tilney -- Passed on among the Tilney family until disposition as early as the mid-17th century or as late as the 19th century -- The manuscript was part of the Foley family library until its sale at Ruxley Lodge, Claygate, Surrey, October 1919 (Foley bookplate on inside of front cover) -- Bought by Quaritch Ltd. and sold immediately to an unknown party -- Purchased by the University of Illinois from C.A. Stonehill, 1955, with assistance from Ernest Ingold and the University Research Board.
Former shelfmark: Q. 914.2 T46t 1598 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
|描述：||409 leaves : paper, ill. (some col.), 9 maps (some col., folded) ; 389 x 260 mm. bound to 402 x 274 mm.|
|内容：||For a complete descriptive index, see Streitberger (1986), p. 99-120.|
|其他题名：||Topographical descriptions, regiments, and policies|
A diplomatic reference work on the major countries of western Europe, intended as a manual for use in conducting foreign policy for Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. This work was one of the first attempts to compile indispensable intelligence information and to organize it into a structured and carefully indexed reference manual. Tilney's work is the most complete contemporary description of Europe in the age of Elizabeth extant in English.
- Tilney, Edmund, -- -1610 -- Manuscripts.
- James -- I, -- King of England, -- 1566-1625 -- Portraits.
- Devices (Heraldry) -- Europe -- Early works to 1800.
- Manuscripts, English -- Illinois -- Urbana.
- Europe -- History -- 1517-1648 -- Sources.
- Europe -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
- Europe -- Politics and government -- 1517-1648 -- Sources.
- Europe -- Genealogy -- Early works to 1800.
- Europe -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.