Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 11207


Produced: North France, 13th century
Current Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Bestiary Family: Second
Language: Latin
Folios: 79
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 17.5 cm Width: 13 cm
Sample page - Bibliothèque Nationale de France lat. 11207
Folio 1r


The Second Family bestiary is on folios 1r-39r, with the title Nature animalium et moralitates naturarum eorum. It is fully illustrated with 79 framed paintings. The illustrations are brightly colored but of somewhat crude execution; many are damaged.

The bestiary is followed by a section on trees, plus other texts, including what appears to be an alphabetical dictionary or glossary, which contains several animal names among other words.

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