Thursday, November 5, 2015

Illustrated

France FR-408388 received 07-11-2014

Sent by: Saphire_Hemelrijk
From: Auch, France
ID number: FR-408388
Notes: This scene is from an illustrated manuscript at the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, Italy.  The library was established in 1701 by the Dominicans of the Convent of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.  Their collection now includes over 400,000 volumes and 6,000 manuscripts.  
The message on the back was interesting, because Saphire lives in France, but she is originally from Holland and she wrote her entire message to me in Spanish.  She has also lived in Belgium, Spain and Portugal.  All I can say is wow!  I can't imagine having lived in so many countries by the age of 16, which is how old she was when she sent the card.  

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