Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Ms. 2200
(Image du monde / Bestiaire d'amour)


Produced: Paris, France (Saint Genevieve), ca. 1276-77
Location: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, France
Type: Miscellany
Language: French, Latin
Folios: 207
Author: Gossuin de Metz / Richard de Fournival
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 18.7 cm Width: 13.5 cm
Folio 182r


This is a multi-part manuscript.

Part 2: L'image du monde (Image of the World), an encyclopedia by Gossuin de Metz is on folio 47r-120r. It is illustrated with small full color images.

Part 3: A Lapidary is on folio 120v-129v.

Part 4: An excerpt from the Etymolgies of Isidore of Seville is on folio 130r-133r (Book 16, chapter 24).

Part 8: The Bestiaire d'amour by Richard de Fournival is on folio 173r-191r. The text is illustrated with small full color images, most with gold leaf backgrounds. This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated I.

The manuscript also contains several unrelated texts, including Philosophia mundi, l'Arbre d'amours, and Vrai ciment d'amour.

Additional Descriptions

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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions

Segre, 1957

Digital facsimiles

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (Internet Archive)
Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (BVMM)