Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, BPL 14 A
(Der Naturen Bloeme)
|Produced:||Utrecht or area, ca. 1360|
|Location:||Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands|
|Dimensions:||Height: 31 cm Width: 23 cm|
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 copy designated L.
The section on animals begins on folio 30r; it includes beasts (mostly 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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