Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 14970
(Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc)

Codicology

Produced: France or Belgium (Hainaut), ca. 1285
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Miscellany
Language: French
Folios: 48
Author: Guillaume le Clerc
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 23.5 cm Width: 16.5 cm
Folio 2r

Description

Includes the Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc (folio 1r-34v) and a lapidary in verse (beginning on folio 34v). The 33 bestiary illustrations are simple, colored drawings with some gold. The artist did not know what some of the more exotic animals looked like, drawing both the crocodile and the panther with goat-like horns.

This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated G by Reinsch.

The manuscritpt texts are:

  • Guillaume le Clerc, Bestiaire Divin (folio 1r-34v)
  • Marbodus Redonensis, De Lapidibus (Tran. Guillaume le Clerc) (folio 34v-47r)
  • Astronomical diagram from Gautier de Metz, L'Image du Monde (folio 48r)

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