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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.232 fol. 205v

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Pietro de Crescenzi: Livre des Prouffis Champestres et Ruraux, Book VIII -- Conversing with another man, Pietro de Crescenzi indicates, with right hand, orchard of fruit trees enclosed by fence. Birdhouse surmounts pole in orchard. In background are two buildings, one with sundial, and the other with tower on which are urn-shaped birdhouses.
Foliate border frames miniature and text.

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