early 18th century
MANN 7/3 [I.433 1-2; RAR.0433 1-2]
Scope and Content
Two volumes into which drawings have been pasted, inscribed on the back, 'Old Drawings Vol. I' and 'Old Drawings Vol. II'. The drawings have been roughly sorted into date order, but the order does not correspond to that in the published work and drawings for all the engraved illustrations are not present. Many are marked up for the engraver, indicating portions to be omitted from the final engraving,
Vol. I contains drawings numbered 1-175 on 107 leaves and covers the reigns of Charles V, Charles VI, Charles VII and Louis XI,
Vol. II contains drawings numbered 176-337 on 114 leaves and covers the reigns of Charles VII, Louis XII, Francois I, Henri II, Charles IX and Henri III.
Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements
ff. 42 and some blanks, including some pages where the mounts are still present