British Library, Harley MS 334
(L'Image du monde)


Produced: France, 1425-1450
Current Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 108
Author: Gossuin de Metz
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 24 cm Width: 17.5 cm
Folio 47r


The first verse redaction of L'Image du monde, an encyclopedia by Gossuin de Metz. Illustrated with color drawings and diagrams on astronomical and geographical subjects. There are animal descriptions in the Geography section. Some of the animal-related chapters are illustrated with color images, mostly of groups of animals. The animal descriptions are often shortened to only a line or two.

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