Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Ms. 18421-29
(De avibus / Bestiary)


Produced: Flanders, ca. 1200
Current Location: Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Brussels, Belgium
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Bestiary Family: Second
Aviary Group: St Martin
Language: Latin
Folios: 149
Author: Hugh of Fouilloy
Illustrated: Yes
Illustrator: Single
Scribe: Several
Media: Parchment
Script: Littera textualis
Dimensions: Height: 29 cm Width: 20.5 cm
Sample page - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België MS. 18421-29
Folio 58r


Folios 42r-63r: The Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy, complete and illustrated. There are 28 pen drawn illustrations, with occasional touches of color, in round frames.

Clark aviary group: St Martin.

This is the manuscript designated Br in Clark's edition.

Folios 63r-70v: Second family Bestiary; 32 pen drawn illustrations, no color, in round frames, by the same artist as the aviary. Some of the birds found in the aviary are repeated here, but most are drawn as generic birds.

The combination of the De avibus and a version of the Physiologus and/or a bestiary is called the De bestiis et aliis rebus, usually (and incorrectly) attributed to Hugh of Saint Victor.

Also contains lives of saints and related material; Moralia de libris philosophorum.

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