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in Histoire tripartite or Chronique de Baudouin d'Avennes,
Burgundian, Belgium, 1473-1479.
British Library Royal MS 18 E V, fol. 54v.
A larger image of 'Gideon's battle' in Histoire tripartite or Chronique de Baudouin d'Avennes, Burgundian, Belgium, 1473-1479. BnF Français 82, fol. 54v.
Royal MS 18 E V
Date : 1473 to 1479
Title : Histoire tripartite or Chronique de Baudouin d'Avennes
The Histoire tripartite or Chronique de Baudouin d'Avennes, a compilation of ancient history also known as Le trésor des histoires or Le trésor de sapience, consisting of:
ff. 1r-19r: Table of Chapters;
f. 20r: Prologue;
ff. 21r-390r: Histoire tripartite in 368 chapters, up to the death of Hadrian.
Versions of the same compilation are found in Harley 4415, Cotton Augustus V and parts in Additional 25884.
f. 54v: Gideon's battle, with muskets and crossbows
Source: British Library Digitised Manuscripts
Description : Detail of a miniature of Gideon's battle with the Midianites, at the beginning of book 2.
Origin : Netherlands, S. (Bruges?)
Attribution : Master of the Soane Josephus
Source: British Library Catalog
The handgunner appears in Plate 88, Ancient armour and weapons in Europe: from the iron period of the northern nations to the end of the seventeenth century: with illustrations from contemporary monuments, Volume 3 by Hewitt, John, 1807-1878
The two central upper combatants appear in Plate 89, Ancient armour and weapons in Europe by Hewitt, John, 1807-1878
Used as a source in Part 4: The artillery in "Renaissance warfare" by George Gush in Airfix magazine
A light field gun with shafts on carriage of the later 15th Century
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