Manuscript

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

Codicology

Produced: Lille and Ninove, 1460
Current Location: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Hague, Netherlands
Manuscript 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 48v

Description

The Liber Floridus of Lambert of Saint-Omer.

This is the Liber Floridus manuscript designated H1.

Liber Floridus is a twelfth century encyclopedia of Biblical, chronological, astronomical, geographical, theological, philosophical and natural history subjects. This manuscript is illustrated with 98 colored 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, a French translation.

Additional Descriptions

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Additional description 2 (Page 602-603)

Editions and Facsimiles

Digital facsimiles

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Partial)