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Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, 72 A 23
(Liber Floridus)

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Produced: Lille and Ninove, 1460
Location: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)), Hague, Netherlands
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: Latin
Folios: 225
Author: Lambert of St. Omer
Illustrated: Yes
Binding: 18th-century brown leather
Media: Vellum
Script: Littera textualis
Dimensions: Height: 40.8 cm Width: 28.6 cm
Folio 74v

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The Liber Floridus of Lambert of St. Omer, a twelfth century encyclopedia of Biblical, chronological, astronomical, geographical, theological, philosophical and natural history subjects. Illustrated with 98 coloured drawings. The animal images are finely drawn in pen, and colored with a wash. The style is remarkably modern. These images are copied almost exactly in manuscript Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 128 C 4.

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