Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen, Cod. Sang. 217
(The St. Gallen Bestiary)


Produced: 8th to 9th century
Location: Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 342
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 26 cm Width: 16 cm
Folio 288


Manuscript compilation from the late 8th and early 9th centuries, opening with the oldest extant St. Gall copy of the Regula Pastoralis of Gregory the Great from the last third of the 8th century, followed by a medical-pharmaceutical compendium. The latter, parts of it badly bound, consists of the folded reference manual of a wandering physician from northern Italy, the so-called St. Gall Botanicus, and the St. Gall Bestiary.

The Bestiary on page 288-304, and has only one illustration (lion), though space was left for other illustrations. The Bestiary appears to be part of a herbal.

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