Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 16993
(Livre des proprietés des choses)


Produced: Paris, late 14 - early 15th century
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 343
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchmen
Dimensions: Height: 40 cm Width: 33 cm
Folio 286v


The De proprietatibus rerum, an encyclopedia by Bartholomaeus Anglicus, in the French translation by Jean Corbechon.

Book 12 (birds) has a four-part illustration to mark the start of the book, and many of the bird chapters have an illustration. Book 18 (animals) has a single illustration with a grid of 25 animals.

  • Book 12 (birds) : folio 164v-179r
  • Book 13, chapter 26 (fish) : folio 186v-189r
  • Book 18 (animals) : folio 286v-323v

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