Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 218
(Livre des proprietés des choses)

Codicology

Produced: Poitiers, France, ca. 1485
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 402
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Script: Bastard Gothic
Dimensions: Height: 43.3 cm Width: 34.5 cm
Folio 325r

Description

The Livre des propriétés des choses (De proprietatibus rerum), an encyclopedia by Bartholomaeus Anglicus, in the French translation by Jean Corbechon.

The two animal-related illustrations do not depict animals individually, but only in groups; they appear at the start of Book 12 (birds), and Book 18 (animals).