Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 2495B

Codicology

Produced: France, ca. 1230
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Bestiary
Family: First; H
Language: Latin
Folios: 72
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Script Littera textualis
Dimensions: Height: 30.6 cm Width: 21 cm

Description

Contains two bestiaries and an aviary.

Folios 1r-4v: Partial bestiary. 11 full color illustrations, colored initials for each chapter.

Folios 5r-27r: The Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy; all normal chapters are present, plus the Coot and Ibis chapters on folios 27v-29v. 30 full color illustrations; multicolor initial at the beginning, colored initials for each chapter. Clark aviary group: Paris.

Folios 29v-47: Bestiary. 34 full color illustrations, colored initials for each chapter.

Also contains Hugh of Fouilloy De rota and De medicine animae; an essay on the dove; poems on the Virtues and Vices.

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