A Spanish Apocalypse: The Morgan Beatus Manuscript

Title:
A Spanish Apocalypse: The Morgan Beatus Manuscript
Library:
Pierpont Morgan Library
Language:
Latin
City:
NEW YORK, N.Y.
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 644
Alternate Names:
Ashburnham-Morgan Beatus -- M --
Origin:
Tabara (?), Spain
Dimensions:
300 folios -- circa 387 x 285 mm.
Date Description:
circa 940-945
Author:
Beatus of Liébana [Beatus of Liebana], Isidore of Seville, and Saint Jerome --
Content:
Preliminaries (fols. 1-9) -- Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus (fols. 10-223) -- Isidore of Seville: De Adfinitatibus et gradibus (from the Etymologies) (fols. 234r-237r) -- Saint Jerome: Commentary on Daniel (fols. 239-293) -- a later exposition on the Apocalypse (fols. 294-299) --
Hand:
Visigothic script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Illuminator: Maius, fl. 926-968 -- numerous illustrations throughout (framed for Beatus, unframed for Daniel)-- acrostic with patron’s name -- 3 evangelists with witness and two angels -- genealogy of Christ -- map (fols. 33v-34r) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Oversize ND 3361 .R52 B436 1991 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
This is *not* a full facsimile, but contains color reproductions of the illuminated pages -- Partial reproduction --
Publication Date:
1991
Place of Publication:
New York, NY, USA
Publisher:
G. Braziller, in association with the Pierpont Morgan Library
Notes:
Introductory materials by John WIlliams and Barbara A. Shailor --
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, canon law, exegetical, religious