Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 216
(Livre des proprietés des choses)


Produced: Paris, about 1400
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Encyclopedia
Language: French
Folios: 343
Author: Bartholomeus Anglicus
Illustrated: Yes
Script: Gothic bastard
Dimensions: Height: 42 cm Width: 31.5 cm
Folio 171r


The Livre des propriétés des choses (De proprietatibus rerum), an encyclopedia by Bartholomaeus Anglicus, in the French translation by Jean Corbechon.

The three animal-related illustrations do not depict animals individually, but only in groups; they appear at the start of Book 12 (birds), Book 15 (regions of the world), and Book 18 (animals).

  • Book 12 (birds) : folio 171r-184r
  • Book 13, chapter 26 (fish) : folio 191r-193r
  • Book 18 (animals) : folio 283r-322v

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