'Regum Principumque Christiani Orbis Terrarum fere Omnium Genealogia. Item, Archiepiscoporum et Episcoporum aliquot Catalogus. Wilhelmus Smith, Anglus, fecit et possidet. Anno 1587.' The compiler was, presumably, William Smith, Rouge-Dragon Pursuivant. Edit




  • 1587. (Creation)


  • 40 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Sotheby's, 14 February 1938, lot 1105.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

    Contains the bookplate of Sir George Nayler, Garter King of Arms.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 38 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Genealogia, every page of which is within a coloured border, gives coats of arms, emblazoned; there is an index to it (folio 1). Following the Genealogia come the Catalogus (folio 29); short drafts for parts of the Genealogia (folio 31); a broadsheet, ‘The Succession of the Kings of England’ (London, 1687) (folio 34); and a genealogy showing the royal connections of various English families from early times (folio 37).