British Library, Sloane MS 2435
(L'image du monde)


Produced: Northern France, 1265-1270
Current Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 132
Author: Gossuin de Metz
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic
Dimensions: Height: 29.5 cm Width: 20 cm
Sample page - British Library Sloane MS 2435
Folio 104r


The first verse version of L'Image du monde, an encyclopedia by Gossuin de Metz, is on folio 77r-132v. There are several animal accounts in the Geography section, with a few illustrations. There are many full color paintings on geographical and astronomical subjects.

The manuscript also includes Le RĂ©gime du corps by Aldobrandino of Siena, a handbook on health.

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