Beautiful and interesting facsimile edition made in 1997 in Madrid of the original specimen preserved in the National Library of Spain (Vit. 25-7) of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Mirror of the Salvation of Humanity).
Numbered edition, certified and limited to 1,000 copies.
Facsimile bound in sueded leather. Format 27,50 x 37 cm. 88 pages.
Study book in Dutch lomo ante ante, with study, transcription of the Latin text and translation into Spanish. Format 27,50 x 37 cm. 312 pages
Presented both books in open case, format 26.80 x 37.50 x 5.50 cm.
The “Speculum Humanae Salvationis” or Mirror of the Salvation of Humanity, was, without a doubt, the most successful text of the Late Middle Ages. This anonymous illustrated work treated, like its direct competitor (the “Pauperum Bible”), on popular theology. This genre of literature focused on the medieval theory of typology, according to which the events of the Old Testament presaged, or predicted, the events of the New Testament.
We must bear in mind that in the Middle Ages many people, including nobles, could not read, so they needed to learn Christian doctrine through images.
Of the various manuscripts that have survived to this day, without a doubt the Vitr / 25/7 of the BNE is the most beautiful and luxurious of all. Made in Innsbruck, in the year 1432, as recorded in the codex, it is decorated with German school miniatures, with some Italian influence, which cover the top of each page. The scenes represent richly lit passages of the Old and New Testaments
with gold Without a doubt, its elaboration was destined to a luxury market.
Exemplary in perfect condition.
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