Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, MS 123
(De proprietatibus rerum)


Produced: Paris, Mid 14th century
Current Location: Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Encyclopedia
Language: Latin
Folios: 305
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 38.5 cm Width: 26 cm
Folio 233r


The De proprietatibus rerum, an encyclopedia by Bartholomaeus Anglicus.

Illustrated with several marginal images of birds and animals. Books 12 and 18 are not specifically illustrated; the marginal images appear to be merely decorative. Only a sampling of these decorations are shown the the gallery.

  • Book 12 (birds) : folio 123r-134r
  • Book 13, chapter 26 (fish) : folio 140v-144r
  • Book 18 (animals) : folio 233r-270v-

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Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne
Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (BVMM) (partial, extracted images)