Book of Hours of Queen Anne de Bretagne

Title:
Book of Hours of Queen Anne de Bretagne
Library:
Bibliothèque Nationale
Language:
Latin
City:
PARIS, France
Shelf Mark:
Ms. Lat. 9474
Alternate Names:
Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne
Origin:
France
Date Description:
ca. 1503-1508
Author:
Jean Bourdichon (illuminator) --
Content:
Book of hours, with calendar --
Hand:
Gothic script --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous full-page images: Anne praying, calendar, saints portraits -- extensive and elaborate marginal illustrations, especially plants, flowers, fruits and insects --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3363 .A613 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color reproduction of the entire manuscript in chromolithography --
Publication Date:
1859-1861
Place of Publication:
Paris, France
Publisher:
Henri Léon Curmer
Printer:
Rose-Joseph Lemercier, Paris, France
Notes:
Lithography: Rose-Joseph Lemercier, Paris, France Chromolithography: Kellerhoven (originally from Cologne, but working in Paris) In the Commentary volume (Typographie Ernest Meyer, Paris) : Translation of the text by L’Abbé Delaunay, followed by the Subscription list and a catalogue of the (337) plants included in the book --
Bibliography:
Michèle Bilimoff, Promenade dans des jardins disparus : les plantes au moyen age d’après les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, Editions Ouest-France, Rennes, 2001.
Type of Text:
Book of hours, calendar, devotional, prayer book, religious