Revelation of John: Beatus of San Miguel de Escalada, known as Morgan Beatus. A special edition made between 2000 and 2001, already exhausted. Facsimiles of the original now in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.
Beato history of San Miguel de Escalada began in the mid-tenth century, when a monk called Maius received Abbot of the Monastery of San Miguel Leon commissioned a copy of the commentary Beato. This copy is now the oldest evidence of a change in the tradition of the manuscripts of Revelation in Spain, a pictorial reform which (if not fortuitous deceive us copies that have survived from such a remote period) was responsible Maius .
The Archbishop of Valencia, Martín Perez de Ayala, at his death in 1566, bequeathed the manuscript to the military order of Santiago in his masterful residence Uclés, near Cuenca. He continued until 1837, when the assets of the Church in Spain is disentailed. By 1840 a merchant called Roberto Frasineli it yields in exchange for a watch antique silver; Later in 1847, Michel Francique sells for 1,040 francs. The advantage manuscript collector Guillermo Libri, bought for 1,500 francs shortly after and before 1852, sold for 12,500 to the Count of Ashburnham. In May 1897 it was bought by collector Hanry Yates Thompson, London, and the sale celebrating the June 3, 1919 is acquired in lot 21, by the intermediary Quartich, for the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.
With this acquisition, the Morgan Library received one of the most spectacularly illuminated texts of the Middle Ages. In fact, no biblical commentary has been illuminated so profusely.
The edition consists of two volumes facsimiles of the original manuscript, which is in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, with a size of 30 x 38.5 cm. Bound in parchment.
The two facsimile volumes he is accompanied by a large volume study, bilingual Spanish-English, containing: Ancient History Magio manuscript; Modern history; Codicological study; Studio lighting; Introduction to the text; Translation of texts. Format 29 x 38.5 cm and 650 pages.
Numbered limited edition of just 490 copies, authenticated by a notary.
Note on the photo: the stand is not included, it is a form of photographic presentation.
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