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Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, BPL 14 A
(Der Naturen Bloeme)

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Produced: Utrecht or area, ca. 1360
Location: Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden (Universiteit Leiden), Leiden, Netherlands
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: Dutch
Folios: 141
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 31 cm Width: 23 cm
Folio 38v

Description

The Der naturen bloeme ("flower of nature" or "book of nature") by Jacob van Maerlant, an encyclopedia of natural history. Probably made around 1360. Illustrated with small colored drawings in frames. This is the manuscript designated L.

The section on animals begins on folio 30r; it includes beasts (motly mammals), birds, fish, serpents and insects. There is also a section on the monstrous human races starting on folio 29r. The animal section is followed by sections on trees and stones.

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