Matthew Paris - Flies to Apulia from London
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Matthew Paris (c. 1200 – 1259) was a Benedictine monk, English chronicler, artist in illuminated manuscripts and cartographer, based at St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire. He wrote a number of works, mostly historical, which he scribed and illuminated himself, typically in drawings partly coloured with watercolour washes, sometimes called "tinted drawings". Some were written in Latin, some in Anglo-Norman or French verse. Historia Anglorum 1250-9 British Library MS Royal 14.C.VII, 358 x 250 mm, ff 232, is the last volume of the Chronica Majora, and provides an itinerary from London to Apulia, shown below.
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