The original of this facsimile edition is preserved in the Vatican Library and belongs to the “Codices and select Vaticanis, Series maior” Pal signature collection. Lat. 1071. It was restored by the B.A.V. in 1970, as recorded at the end of the codex.
It is bound in leather. Has an approximate size of 26 x 37 x 5 cm and includes 111 pages in two columns of 35 lines, he gathered in 13 booklets but must contain 16.
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen was born in Italy in 1194. It was Emperor of the Romans, King of Germany, King of Jerusalem, King of Sicily and Duke of Swabia. Falconry was introduced in Europe around the s. V AD. At the end of s. X is dated the first treaty of falconry in Europe, because until then the transmission of the technique should be oral.
The s. XIII is fundamental in the history of falconry literature, as it is becoming known the rich Arabic literature through translations of Moamín and Ghatrif. Federico II, should draft the Art of Venandi between 1239 and 1248. Between 1258 and 1266, Manfred, son of Frederick, writes this Artwork Venandi cum Avibus, summarizing the work of his father. This manuscript has had a traveling life until the Vatican as a gift of Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria to Pope Gregory XV.
Special facsimile edition of this codex conducted in 2004, numbered and limited to 900 copies and certified by the editor and the Vatican Library.
Facsimile bound carved on wood dry skin, tape guide, gilt edges, and two gold metal closures and skin. All according to the original manuscript. 27 x 37 cm format. 222 pages with many drawings of birds, falcons and falconers landscapes.
The facsimile is presented in an open leather-wrapped box decorated in gold and decorated fabric color, format 25.5 x 38 x 6.5 cm.
The beautiful and interesting volume of comments or study was conducted by José Manuel Fradejas Rueda, professor of Romance philology at the University of Valladolid, and specialist in Medieval Falconry, with the collaboration of D. Zacarías Prieto Hernandez. a translation from the Latin text of Willemsen (1942) is included. Bound in hardcover color padded and illustrated. 24 x 32 cm.
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