Manuscript

Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, XII.E.11
(Fiore di virtù)

Codicology

Produced: 1482
Location: Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Type: Single-author
Family: Italian
Language: Italian
Folios: 93
Author: Guidotto da Bologna
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Paper
Dimensions: Height: 23 cm Width: 13.8 cm

Description

"Comincia il libro della virtù e proprietà degli animali ridotto allo spirito per frate Ghuidotto da Bologna et e chiamato fiore di virtù maggiore" (Here begins the book of the virtue and property of animals reduced to the spirit by Friar Ghuidotto of Bologna [13th century Dominican friar] and called the flower of greater virtue).

Title of the first chapter: "Of the ant and of its nature which is a small animal of great prudence... the ant is an animal and a small worm...".

Fully illustrated with drawings and watercolor paintings.

This manuscript is designated "N" by McKenzie.

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