Huntington Library, HM 27523
(Livre des Propriétés des Choses)


Produced: France, 15th century
Location: Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 277
Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Binding: French polished calf, 18th century
Media: Parchment
Script: Bâtarde script
Dimensions: Height: 38 cm Width: 29 cm
Folio 134r


The De proprietatibus rerum of Bartholomaeus Anglicus, translated into French by Jean Corbichon.

The start of the bird chapter (134r, 4 framed images) and the beast chapter (f228r, 9 framed images) have composite illustrations.

Nineteen miniatures introducing each book, framed by simple burnished gold bands, with backgrounds often as feathery gold or silver rinceaux against black or dark pink grounds; f. 134, in 4 compartments, an eagle, a swan, a stork, a rooster; f. 228, 9 compartments containing a hedgehog, a lion, a bear, a monkey, a wolf (?), a boar, a dog, a stag and a horse. - [Huntington Library]

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