Manuscripts of Speculum Maius


I Additional information on the speculum text as present in the manuscript, or on other texts present in the manuscript, or on material damage.
D Date of the manuscript.
P Country, region or place of production; if available, information on the scribe(s) of the manuscript.
O Medieval and pre-modern owners of the manuscript.
L Hyperlink to digital facsimiles of the manuscript.
R Reference to manuscripts listed in other parts of the inventory, with which this manuscript at the time of its production constituted a set of volumes. Manuscripts that have been collected into a set by a single medieval collector (library) within several decades, are indicated with cf.

This inventory is limited to manuscripts that contain at least one book of the Speculum Naturale.

Unclassified manuscripts of the Speculum Naturale

This page departs from the presentation of the genesis of the Speculum Naturale (see Overview of genesis) and its components (see Components). It depends on the general introduction into the manuscript inventory of the Speculum Naturale (see Manuscripts of the Speculum Naturale).

5 surviving manuscripts need further textual analysis; a sixth manuscript is lost. Since no conclusive evidence is available, it is impossible to classify these manuscripts among the three versions of the Speculum Naturale known today.