Mechelen, Belgium, Archief en Stadsbibliotheek, MS s.s.
(Choirbook for Archduke Charles or Margaret of Austria)

Provenance: 1) Commissioned by Maximilian I (his portrait and heraldic arms, f. 17r) for his nephew Archduke Charles (his portrait and heraldic arms, ff. 1v-2r) or his daughter Margaret of Austria (the manuscript must have been among her treasures, as there is no other explanation for its presence in Mechelen). 2) Archief en Stadsbibliotheek, Mechelen.

Bindings:

c. 1515, Mechelen, Belgium
brown leather over wood, with clasps
Decoration: blind-tooled lozenge design, metal corners, bosses and clasps
gilt edges
Endpapers: parchment

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