Biblioteca de Catalunya, MS 87


Produced: 1501-1550
Current Location: Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Bestiary Family: Catalan
Language: Catalan
Illustrated: No


Title: Spill d’exemples de naturaleses d’alguns animals.

[Adapted from Aquatic animals in the Catalan Bestiari, page 129]

This manuscript was used as the base text of version B by Panunzio, who considers that it was copied from an earlier book. The preface reads:

Libre apellat Spill d’exemples de naturaleses de alguns animals, concordats ab moltes sententies de la Sagrada Scriptura ab molt gentill estill fet per un Reverent frare del orde de Sant Fransesch dels Claustrals, lo qual per avitar vanaglòria e per umilitat no pose son nom. Es libre entiquisim.

It contains 45 animals with certain differences compared to Biblioteca Universitària de Barcelona, MS 75 of version A, as this text does not include the sparrowhawk, which is the last animal mentioned in version A. Furthermore, the crane (grua) is included between the chapters on the swan and the dog, and it is also mentioned again in another chapter (grua-grues, here in plural), coinciding with version A.

Additional Descriptions

Additional description (page 129)

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