Ms.; written and illuminated in France, probably Angers, ca. 1460.
Text: French translation of a compilation of excerpts borrowed in part from ancient texts including, Historia naturalis by Pliny the Elder and De memorabilibus mundi by Gaius Julius Solinus, and the thirteenth century Otia imperialia by Gervaise of Tilbury.
The colophon on fol. 129v reads, "Explicit le livre des merveilles du monde".
Decoration: 57 large miniatures.
Artists: Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, a member of the Jouvenel des Ursins group (See, John Plummer, The Last Flowering, 1982, no. 44 and Marc-Édouard Gautier and François Avril, Splendeur de l'enluminure, 2009, no. 35.)
The illustrations are based on those in an earlier example of the text by the Master of Marguerite d'Orléans, dated 1428 (Paris, BnF, ms. fr. 1377-1379).
Le Livre des secrets de l'histoire naturelle.