Title: Illustrated Genealogy and Heraldry Manuscript for the House of Brinon, 1659. Généalogie de la Maison de Brin
Author: Sieur Megret; Presented to l'Abbé Désiré
An illustrated mid 17th century genealogy and heraldry manuscript, presenting the genealogy of the house of Brinon, produced by one Sieur Megret, and presented to one l’Abbe Desire, in July of 1659.
From founding member Guillaume de Brinon in 1417, Yues de Brinon, Francois de Brinon and more, this manuscript goes in depth, noting down every family member of every branch, and the members married into the families, with hand drawn and painted coats of arms.
There are two large hand drawn coats of arms at the beginning, enhanced with gouache paints, 112 smaller in text hand drawn coats of arms, also enhanced with gouache paints, and 3 hand drawn coats of arms, unadorned with any coloring. There are also four non numbered genealogical tables, which includes a large folding diagram of the Brinon Family Tree.
One finely bound manuscript in quarto, (6)+97+(2 blank pages) pages, and four non numbered genealogical tables
This manuscript is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, splitting to the front of the top of the hinge, and some leather lacking to the top as well. There is minor foxing and staining throughout. The binding is splayed.