In 1996 the five centuries of linking met the Crown of Spain’s most illustrious, the most famous order of chivalry of Western Europe: the Insigne Order of the Golden Fleece.
This Order of Chivalry, founded in 1430 by Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy, whose skilful international politics were renowned and whose court was undoubtedly the brightest autumn of the Middle Ages, soon reached a very great prestige, being celebrated their ceremonies ostentatious. Order united by marriage to the house of Austria, the marriage of the Archduke Philip with the Infanta Dona Juana de Castilla, held in 1496, would link forever the Order to the Spanish Crown.
Thanks to this circumstance, since Spain became the first European power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Golden Fleece was the most precious and distinguished knightly Order of all Christendom, prestige undoubtedly has remained intact to this day , that is its Head and Sovereign his Majesty the King Felipe VI (qdg), as direct heir of the Dukes of Burgundy.
On the occasion of commemorating the aforementioned solemnity, in 1998 a facsimile and limited edition of the most beautiful codex of the Order was made for the first time, the call of the Empress, for having belonged to Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, and today it is kept in the Valencia Institute of Don Juan, Madrid.
Features of the facsimile edition:
Format of 23.5 x 34 cm. 264 pages, of which 62 contain 207 blazons, 10 with the portraits of the 5 sovereigns of the Order and their full-page blazons, 5 full-page portraits, 152 pages of text containing more than 300 initials painted in miniatures of colors and gold.
Binding in aged leather on board, faithful reproduction of the sixteenth century.
The edition consists of 600 copies with their corresponding notarial diligence.
Presented in a closed bookcase, lined in blue microfiber with gold on the spine opening, format 25.5 x 36.5 x 7.5 cm.
The edition is completed with a book study, texts in Spanish and English (only study), magnificently realized and illustrated, containing the history of the Insigne Order, a study of the heraldic emblems that the codex reproduces beautifully, the biographies of the Knights of the Order referred to in the codex, a properly codicological study and, finally, the transcription and translation of the entire manuscript. Format 22.5 x 33.5 cm. 372 pages.
Exemplary complete and in perfect condition.
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