Itinerary from London to Beauvais

Description

This itinerary is among the prefatory material that is held at the British Library along with autograph copies of Paris’ Historia Anglorum and Chronica Maiora, Part III which was presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757. Held in the Royal Manuscripts collection, it shows the route from London to Jerusalem with indications of the length of each part of the journey (in days) between destinations, and is enlivened with pictorial representations of the chief towns along the route.

This page shows part of the first stage of the journey from London (bottom left) to Paris via Rochester, Canterbury, Dover, Wissant, Montreuil, Saint-Riquier, Poix-de-Picardie and Beauvais (top right).

Full title:
Itinerary from London to the Holy Land (London to Beauvais)
Created:
about 1250-59
Format:
Bodycolour / Parchment
Creator:
Matthew Paris
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Royal MS 14 C VII

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