Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 574
(L'Image du monde)

Codicology

Produced: France, ca. 1320
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 142
Author: Gossuin de Metz
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 25 cm Width: 17.5 cm
Folio 1r

Description

This is a very fine copy of the prose version of L'Image du monde, an encyclopedia by Gossuin de Metz. There are animal descriptions in the Geography section; none are illustrated. There are several very high quality paintings on geographical and astronomical subjects, as well as beautiful paintings showing the teaching of the liberal arts.

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Prior, 1913

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France