Manuscript: lat. 14429
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Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 14429
 

Produced: North France, ca. 1250-1260

Language: Latin

Author: 
Illustrator: 
Scribe: Multiple

Binding: 
Media: Parchment
Script: Littera textualis

Folios: 212  Height: 33 cm   Width: 24 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Family: First; H

 



Source: Bibliothèque Nationale de France - lat. 14429 | Copyright 2004 Copyright 2004 Bibliothèque Nationale de France | Folio 116v


 
Description

Probably was originally three separate manuscripts; the bestiary-aviary is manuscript B.

Folios 96r-109v: The De avibus or Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy; all chapters present but chapters 13-15 conflated. 31 full colored illustrations; miniatures are small and set into the text or in the margin. Many of the Latin rubrics next to the illustrations naming the beast also have the name in French, written in another, smaller hand in brown ink.

Folios 109v-118v: Bestiary. 35 full color illustrations. The pictures are well drawn and the colors are rich, but the beasts are often very far from realistic.

Also contains postiles by St Bonaventure, Nicholas of Gorran, and William of Militone.


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Editions and Facsimiles



Digital facsimiles: Bibliothèque Nationale de France (partial, folios 96-118)

 

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