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Voynich MS - Quire 15

Description

Quire 15 contains folios 87 through 90. This quire has a mixture of herbal and pharmaceutical illustrations. Folios 89 and 90 are foldout folios. The gathering mark is on f90v1.

Schematic folio layout:

Browse interlinear transcription of Quire 15

Folio 87

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f87r.

f87r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr (87) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

There is a plant drawing filling the entire height of the righ-hand part of the page. It has brown roots, two groups of upright leaves above each other, and three flowers partially painted blue.

Text

There are 16 lines of writing in two paragraphs. All lines end at the plant drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 4

Browse interlinear transcription of f87r

Other information

 

  f87v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

There are two plant drawings, together filling most of the page. The smaller one on the left partially copies the plant on the other side of the page, but only has a small white flower. The larger one on the right has green leaves and two bushels of flower buds partiall painted red.

Text

There are 16 lines of text in two paragraphs, one at the top of the page and one near the bottom. Both are surrounding and carefully avoiding the plant drawings.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 4

Browse interlinear transcription of f87v

Other information

 

Folio 88

Normal folio. The folio nr. is on f88r.

f88r  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called pharmaceutical page. For general information about pharmaceutical pages see here.
Folio nr (88) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Three ornate containers and four rows of miniature plants with roots and leaves (12 in total).

The fragments of herbs, plants and/or roots have been numbered for (cross-)reference:

f88r, row 1

1  
 
2  
 
3  
 
4  
 
5  
 

f88r, row 2

6  
 
7  
 
8  
 
9  
 

f88r, row 3

10  
 
11  
 

f88r, row 4

12  
 

Text

There are 16 lines of text, in three paragraphs, between the rows of plant fragments.

There are 15 labels in total.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 4

Browse interlinear transcription of f88r

Other information

Item 8: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the plant illustation on f15v.

  f88v

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 88v, 89r1 and 89r2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 88v, 89r1 and 89r2 from left to right.

General description

This is a so-called pharmaceutical page. For general information about pharmaceutical pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Three ornate containers and three rows of miniature plants with roots and leaves (10 in total).

The fragments of herbs, plants and/or roots have been numbered for (cross-)reference:

f88v, row 1

13  
 
14  
 
15  
 
16  
 

f88v, row 2

17  
 
18  
 
19  
 

f88v, row 3

20  
 
21  
 
22  
 

Text

There are 17 lines of text in three paragraphs, one below the top row of plant fragments and two between the bottom two rows.

There are 13 labels in total.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: 4

Browse interlinear transcription of f88v

Other information

 

Folio 89

Foldout folio. The folio nr. is on f89v2.

f89r1  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 88v, 89r1 and 89r2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 88v, 89r1 and 89r2 from left to right.

General description

This is a so-called pharmaceutical page. For general information about pharmaceutical pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Three ornate containers and three rows of miniature plants with roots and leaves (10 in total).

The fragments of herbs, plants and/or roots have been numbered for (cross-)reference:

f89r1, row 1

23  
 
24  
 
25  
 
26  
 

f89r1, row 2

27  
 
28  
 
29  
 

f89r1, row 3

30  
 
31  
 
32  
 

Text

There are 14 lines of text in three paragraphs, one below the top row of plant fragments and two between the bottom rows.

There are 13 labels in total.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f89r1

Other information

Item 26: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the illustation on f43v.

Item 30: Th.Petersen suggests this could be a 'Distel'.

Item 31: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the illustation on f33r.

  f89r2  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 88v, 89r1 and 89r2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 88v, 89r1 and 89r2 from left to right.

General description

This is a so-called pharmaceutical page. For general information about pharmaceutical pages see here.
This page is wider than usual and has a vertical fold running through the middle.
There is a horizontal tear in the middle of the page, which was stitched, but the thread has disappeared.

Illustration(s)

The illustrations include four ornate containers and four rows of miniature plants with roots and leaves (16 in total).

The fragments of herbs, plants and/or roots have been numbered for (cross-)reference:

f89r2, row 1

33  
 
34  
 
35  
 
36  
 

f89r2, row 2

37  
 
38  
 

f89r2, row 3

40  
 
41  
 
42  
 
43  
 
44  
 
45  
 

f89r2, row 4

46  
 
47  
 
48  
 
49  
 

Text

There are 14 lines of text in three paragraphs, each located between two ows of plant fragments.

There are 19 labels in total.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f89r2

Other information

Th.Petersen made a mistake in the numbering, and nr. 39 does not exist.

Item 31: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the illustation on f33r.

Item 40: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the illustation on f87v.

  f89v2  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a so-called pharmaceutical page. For general information about pharmaceutical pages see here.
This page is wider than usual and has a vertical fold running through the middle.
There is a horizontal tear in the middle of the page, which was stitched, but the thread has disappeared.
Folio nr (89) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

Three ornate containers and three rows of miniature plants with roots and leaves (12 in total).

The fragments of herbs, plants and/or roots have been numbered for (cross-)reference:

f89v2, row 1

50  
 
51  
 
52  
 
53  
 
54  
 

f89v2, row 2

55  
 
56  
 
57  
 

f89v2, row 3

58  
 
59  
 
60  
 
61  
 

Text

There are 12 lines of text in three paragraphs. The first is below the top row of plant fraggments and the other two between the bottom two rows.

There are 16 labels in total.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f89v2

Other information

Item 52: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the illustation on f40v.

Item 54: Th.Petersen observes that this is similar to the illustation on f48v.

Item 61: Stolfi observes that this is similar to the illustation on f48r.

  f89v1

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 89v1, 90r1 and 90r2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 89v1, 90r1 and 90r2 from left to right.

General description

This is a so-called pharmaceutical page. For general information about pharmaceutical pages see here.

Illustration(s)

Two ornate containers and two rows of miniature plants with roots and leaves (6 in total).

The fragments of herbs, plants and/or roots have been numbered for (cross-)reference:

f89v1, row 1

62  
 
63  
 
64  
 

f89v1, row 2

65  
 
66  
 
67  
 

Text

There are 16 lines of text in two paragraphs, together in the middle of the page.

There are 8 labels in total.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f89v1

Other information

 

Folio 90

Foldout folio. The folio nr. is on f90v2.

f90r1  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 89v1, 90r1 and 90r2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 89v1, 90r1 and 90r2 from left to right.

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

A large plant drawing filling most of the page. The large root system has been painted only summarily. Three green leaves with appendages, and two very large bulbs painted blue.

Text

There are 9 lines of text in a single paragraph, at the top of the page. All lines end at the plant drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f90r1

Other information

The bulbs are very similar to those on f3v.

  f90r2  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library), showing pages 89v1, 90r1 and 90r2 from left to right.

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager), showing pages 89v1, 90r1 and 90r2 from left to right.

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

A very large plant drawing filling most of the page. A complicated root system painted light brown, with bulbs and rejoining branches. The branches of the plant start from a bulb with rows of dots. There are many small green leaves, and six green flower bulbs on a single stalk.

Text

There are 6 lines of text in a single paragraph in the middle of the page. Lines are cut by the plant drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f90r2

Other information

 

  f90v2  

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.
Folio nr (90) in upper right corner.

Illustration(s)

A large, simple and realistic looking plant drawing. Brown roots, very many tiny green leaves and three open flowers.

Text

There are 8 lines of text in two paragraphs, located near the bottom of the page. All lines are cut by the plant drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f90v2

Other information

 

  f90v1

>>Link to 2014 scan (Beinecke digital library)

>>Link to 2004 scan (Jason Davies Voyager)

General description

This is a herbal page. For general information about herbal pages see here.

Illustration(s)

A very large plant drawing filling most of the page. The roots are drawn like an animal with claws. There are three branches with triangular leaves, and the central one again splits into three with a cross-shaped flower at the end of each. The flowers and the end of the stems are painted blue.

Text

There are 11 lines of text in two paragraphs, one near the top of the page and one near the bottom. Both are cut by the drawing.

Currier language: A
Currier hand: -

Browse interlinear transcription of f90v1

Other information

 

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