French School, (15th century)
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Archives Charmet / The Bridgeman Art Library
Les quatre elements dans la terre autour les douze signes du zodiaque; ‘Livre des proprietes des choses’; translated by J.Corbichon into French; Bartholomeus Anglicus (1203-72) was an early 13th century scholastic scholar of Paris, a member of the Franciscan order. He was the author of the compendium De proprietatibus rerum, dated at 1240, an early forerunner of the encyclopedia. Bartholomew the Englishman; Bartholomaeus.