Manuscript: ljs023
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Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, ljs023
(Liber de Natura Rerum)
 

Produced: Northern France Or Flanders, ca. 1250-70

Language: Latin

Author: Thomas de Cantimpré
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Binding: 
Media: Vellum
Script: Gothic bookhand and Gothic cursive

Folios: 56  Height: 18.5 cm   Width: 13.4 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, PA, United States

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

Thomas de Cantimpré, Liber de Natura Rerum.

"...3 and 4 line initials in alternating red and blue with contrasting penwork decoration extending down the margins, rubrication and red page headings throughout, and five 8-line initials, red, brown, ochre, green and blue on a red ground within blue/mauve scallop frames, three historiated with dragon-type mythical beasts, one with marginal extensions...

"This incomplete copy is one of the earliest known examples, and includes the following sections: De piscibus (On fish), De vermibus (On insects), De arboribus communibus (On trees), De septem regionibus aeris (On the seven regions of the air), De septem planetis (On the seven planets), De herbis aromaticis (On herbs), De fontibus (On springs), De lapidibus preciosis (On gems), De passionibus aeris (On winds and clouds), De quatuor elementis (On the four elements), De ornatu coeli et eclipsibus solis et lunae (On the stars and eclipses of the sun and moon)." - Annenberg


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