Contains a travel journal of a trip through Spain made by the Comte d'Artois (later Charles X of France) and an account of the Great Siege of Gibraltar. Some textual corrections in the composer's hand.
Caption title from fol. 7r.
Binding: Modern (19th c.?) red and yellow paste paper.
Origin: Location based on content. -- Date from title and journal entries.
Provenance: Armorial bookplate on front pastedown with motto: "Monstrant regibus astra viam" and banner: "Bibliothèque du Mr. des Roys". -- Acquired from Lib. Espagnole, 24 July 1959.
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 244.
Folded leaves are tipped-in printed maps.
Manuscript enumeration begins on fol. 7r.
Printed map of Spain and portrait of Carlos III mounted on a leaf tipped-in following fol. 34. -- Engraved portrait of General George Eliott, Gov. of Gibraltar, on fol. 162r; dated 1784 (added later?).
Fols. 1-6, 66, 159-161 and 163-164 blank.