Manuscript: Additional MS 11283
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British Library, Additional MS 11283
 

Produced: England, c 1170

Language: Latin

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Media: Vellum
Script: English Protogothic book script

Folios: 41  Height: 28 cm   Width: 17.5 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: Second

 




 
Description

"This is the earliest known manuscript of the ... Second Family. The subjects have now been classified into beasts, birds, reptiles and fish, and they follow a special order, beginning Lion, Tiger, Pard, Panther, etc. Ninety-nine unframed pen drawings illustrate the text, a few of them ... with a little color added. ...the artist here has taken pains to be as naturalistic as possible. ... Several drawings show traces of being pricked through round the edges..." - Medieval Beasts (New York, 1990) Payne, p.13

Unframed pen drawings, some of which tinted and one painted (99). Major intials decorated.

The bestiary is on folios 1r-41r.


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