Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 136
(Livre des proprietés des choses)


Produced: France (Le Mans), 1445-1450
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 176
Author: Bartholomeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Folio 135r


Volume two of two volumes (fr.135 and fr.136).

The De proprietatibus rerum of Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman), in the French translation completed by Jean Corbechon in 1372 for Charles V. Each chapter in this volume has a color illustration; the animals are realistically drawn, and do not generally show their stated attributes.

There are two large illustrations related to animals, both showing groups of birds or animals: Birds (folio 12r) and animals (folio 135r). For the bird chapter there are several very small images of birds at the start of each description. The other chapter items are not illustrated.

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