Medieval Animals

Here you can see all the medieval manuscripts whose animals feature on this blog. They are organised (roughly) chronologically, from earliest to latest.

MS. Laud Misc. 247: England, c. 1110-1130. Bodleian Library, MS. Laud Misc. 247. [bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk]

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Worksop Bestiary: England, c. 1185. Morgan Library, MS. M 81. [themorgan.org]

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Hugh de Fouilloy’s Moralitates de avibus: England, late 12th century. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS. 189. [brbl-dl.library.yale.edu]

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Gerald of Wales’s Topographic HiberniaeEngland (Lincoln?), c. 1196-1223. British Library, Royal MS. 13 B VIII. [bl.uk]

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Aberdeen Bestiary: England, c. 1200. Aberdeen University Library, MS. 24. [abdn.ac.uk]

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Royal MS. 12 C XIX: England (Durham?), c. 1200-1210. British Library, Royal MS. 12 C XIX. [bl.uk]

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Ashmole Bestiary: England (Peterborough?), early 13th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511. [bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk]

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MS. Bodley 764: England, c. 1225-1250. Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764. [bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk]

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Harley Bestiary: England (Salisbury?), c. 1230-1240. British Library, Harley MS. 4751. [bl.uk]

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John of Wallingford’s Miscellany: England (St Alban’s Abbey and Wymondham), 1247-1258. British Library, Cotton Julius D VII. [bestiary.ca]

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Bestiary (Latin 14429): North France, c. 1250-1260. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 14429. [visualiseur.bnf.fr]

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Peraldus’s Theological Miscellany: England, third quarter of 13th century. British Library, Harley MS. 3244. [bl.uk]

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Theological Miscellany (Harley 3244): England, c. 1255-1265. British Library, Harley MS. 3244. [bl.uk]

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Franco-Flemish Bestiary: France (Flanders?), c. 1270. The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 4. [getty.edu]

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Rochester Bestiary: Southeast England, c. 1230-14th century. British Library, Royal MS. 12 F XIII. [bl.uk]

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Bestiary (Latin 6838 B): North France, 13th century. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 6838 B. [visualiseur.bnf.fr]

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MS. Douce 167: England, third quarter of 13th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 167. [bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk]

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Henry of Sawtrey’s Bestiary: East England (Norfolk, Norwich?), last quarter of 13th century. British Library, Arundel MS. 292. [bl.uk]

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Physiologus (Latin 10448): Germany/Bavaria, early 14th century. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 10448. [visualiseur.bnf.fr]

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Queen Mary Psalter: England, c. 1310-1320. British Library, Royal MS. 2 B. VII. [bl. uk]

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Cocharelli’s Prose Treatise on the Seven Vices: Italy (Genoa), c. 1330-c. 1340. British Library, Additional MS. 28841. [bl.uk]

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Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme: Flanders, c. 1350. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16. [manuscripts.kb.nl]

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Richard de Fournival’s Bestiaire d’amour: France (Paris), 13th-14th century. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Fr. 1951. [visualiseur.bnf.fr]

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Historia de proelis (Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre): France (Paris), c. 1420. British Library, Royal 20 B XX. [bl.uk]

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Herbal (Sloane 4016): Italy (Lombardy), c. 1440. British Library, Sloane MS. 4016. [bl.uk]

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MMW, 10 B 25: France, c. 1450. Museum Meermanno, MMW, 10 B 25. [manuscripts.kb.nl]

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Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme: Flanders or Utrecht, c. 1450-1500. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, 76 E 4. [manuscripts.kb.nl]

 

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Bestiary of Ann Walsh: England, 15th century. Kongelike Bibliotek, GL. KGL. S. 1633 4º. [kb.dk]

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Hyginus’s Sideribus tractatus, attributed to Francesco Buzzacarini: Italy (Padua), c. 1475-1480. [digitalcollections.nypl.org]

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Lambert of St Omer’s Le livre fleurissant en fleurs: Enghien, 1512. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, 128 C 4. [manuscripts.kb.nl]

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