Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 2173
(L'Image du monde / Fables)


Produced: France?, 13th century
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 97
Author: Gossuin de Metz / Marie de France
Illustrated: No
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 23 cm Width: 17.5 cm
Folio 76r


L'Image du monde, an encyclopedia in French verse by Gossuin de Metz, is on folio 1r-57v. The animal descriptions are in the section on the regions and geography of the world; none are illustrated.

The Fables or Marie de France are on folio 58r-92r. The fables are based on Aesop's Fables. Some of them are about animals, and those are usually illustrated with colored drawings.

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