Manuscript: Harley MS 4751
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British Library, Harley MS 4751
(Harley Bestiary)
 

Produced: England (Salisbury?), c 1230-1240

Language: Latin

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Media: Vellum
Script: Textualis Semi-Quadrata

Folios: 74  Height: 30.8 cm   Width: 23.2 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: Second

 



Source: Ann Payne, 1990 (Medieval Beasts) | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 8r


 
Description

"...illustrated with 106 miniatures in round of square frames. No gold has been used and the colors are sometimes sombre... A companion manuscript is in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (MS Bodley 764), with very similar pictures... A rare addition to this pair of bestiaries is material from the Topography of Ireland by Geraldus Cambrensis [Gerald of Wales]..." - Medieval Beasts (New York, 1990) Payne, p.14

Also includes excerpts from the Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy; Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's Aviarium (Binghampton, NY, 1992) Clark aviary group: Aberdeen.


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