PROCESSIONAL (monastic use, perhaps Cistercian)

In Latin, illuminated manuscript on paper
Portugal (perhaps Caldas da Rainha), c. 1580-1620

An example of the continuation of medieval traditions, this carefully copied Processional is distinguished by its two painted initials, as well as its numerous charming pen initials.  Although in fragile condition (acidic ink used to frame pages has led to partially or completely detached sections of pages), it remains an important manuscript.  Of particular interest are the images reflecting Portuguese exploration, including a kangaroo or wallaby, and two small male figures, possibly natives of Australia or elsewhere in Southeast Asia. If our manuscript can be dated with some certitude, this book interjects another sort of evidence to support to the theory that it was the Portuguese explorers who were the first Europeans to "discover" Australia. TM 724

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