Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 1877

Fleurs de Vertu Facsimile Edition

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The Fleurs de Vertu is an illuminated manuscript of a French translation of the Italian Fiore di virtù, a treatise on virtues and vices citing examples from the animal world, sayings, and tales. The patron of the manuscript, made in Paris around 1530, may have been the text's translator, François de Rohan, Archbishop of Lyon. This manuscript is the only known witness to Rohan's French text. The manuscript's forty-eight miniatures by the Master of François de Rohan illustrate the text, filling the pages with engaging images of animals.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Fleurs de Vertu": Fleur de Vertu facsimile edition, published by Caixa Catalunya, 2007

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Manuscript book description compiled by Erin K. Donovan.
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Fleur de Vertu

Barcelona: Caixa Catalunya, 2007

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Damongeot-Bourdat, Marie-Françoise
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Fleurs de Vertu: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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