Sancti Patris nostri Epiphanii, episcopi Constantiae Cypri, Ad Physiologum. Eiusdem in die festo palmarum sermo. D. Consali Ponce de Leon Hispalensis, S.D.N. Sixti V. Cubicularij secreti, interpretis & scholiastae bimestre otium

Consalus Ponce de Leon

Antwerp: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1588

Digital resource

The Physiologus ascribed to Epiphanius. Contains 25 chapters of the Physiologus (Greek text and Latin translation), each with a half-page copperplate illustration by Pieter van der Borcht, interspersed with Ponce de Leon's Latin commentary. Also includes a Life of St Epiphanus (c. 310-403 CE), Bishop of Constantia (Salamis), Cyprus, with a copperplate illustration of the saint; and a homily of the feast of Psalm Sunday (Greek with Latin translation). "Beati Epiphanii Episcopi Cypri In die festo palmarum" consists of the Greek original and a Latin translation on opposite pages. Includes an index of subjects.

The Physiologus chapters are: lion (2), antelope, elephant, stag, eagle, vulture, pelican, partridge, turtle-dove, phoenix, peacock, snake (4), ant (2), fox, owl, bee, frog, caladrius, woodpecker, stork.

Printed in 1588 in Antwerp by Christopher Plantin.

This copy now in McPherson Library Special Collections, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Gift of the Beryl Rowland estate. Other copies of this book are found in the Pierpont Morgan Library; Leiden University Library; British Library (2 copies); Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (3 copies); and several others.

12 + 124 + 10 p., 18 cm., illustrations, index.

Language: Greek / Latin


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