Manuscript: MS. Ludwig XV 4
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J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 4
(Bestiary / Aviarium)
 

Produced: France (St Omer?), ca. 1277

Language: Latin

Author: 
Illustrator: At least two
Scribe: 

Binding: 
Media: Parchment
Script: Littera textualis formatta

Folios: 204  Height: 23.1 cm   Width: 16.5 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States

Family: First; B-Is

 



Source: Getty Museum Collections: Bestiary | Copyright 2000 J. Paul Getty Trust | Folio 94r


 
Description

A complete Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy is on folios 1r-54r. It has 30 full color illustrations. Additional material from a bestiary for the turtledove, pelican and nycticorax. Initials: decorated with strapwork and drolleries for the start of the aviary; colored capitals with scrollwork for each chapter. Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's Aviarium (Binghampton, NY, 1992) Clark aviary group: Ter Duinen.

The bestiary is on folios 67r-102v (Clark, p. 292 says folios 73r-104v & 110r-112v). It has 40 full color illustrations. Initials: decorated with strapwork and drolleries for the start of the bestiary; colored capitals elsewhere.

There is also a section on the monstrous races of humans, with seven full page illustrations, based on Pliny the Elder (folio 117r - 120r).

Folios 141v - 155v have astronomical and zodiacal diagrams; 156v - 177v have terrestrial diagrams and maps.

Formerly Dyson Perrins 26.


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Editions and Facsimiles



Digital facsimiles: Getty Museum (partial)

 

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