Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 38
(Das Buch der Natur)


Produced: Germany?, 2nd half 14th century
Location: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: German
Folios: 209
Author: Konrad von Megenberg
Illustrated: No
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 23 cm Width: 16.5 cm
Folio 177v


Das Buch der Natur of Konrad von Megenberg. This is one of the oldest existing manuscript copies of this text. Not illustrated.

[From Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Peter Czoik, 2016)]

The parchment codex Cgm 38 was probably created during the lifetime of the author. The text was written down by two scribes and the manuscript furnished with red and blue initials with rich fleuronnée décor at the beginning of the chapters. Patron was likely the knight Stefan von Preckendorf.

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