The Saint-Sever Beatus

Title:
The Saint-Sever Beatus
Library:
Bibliothèque Nationale
Language:
Latin
City:
PARIS, France
Shelf Mark:
Ms. Latin 8878
Alternate Names:
Apocalypse of Saint-Sever -- El Beato de Saint-Sever -- S --
Origin:
Saint-Sever-sur-l'Adour, France
Dimensions:
292 folios -- 367 x 286 mm.
Date Description:
Third quarter of 11th century
Author:
Beatus of Liébana [Beatus of Liebana], Saint Jerome and Ildefonsus of Toledo -- Illuminators: Stephanus Garsia Placidus et al.
Content:
Commentary on the Book of Revelation by Beatus (fols. 14v-216v) -- Commentary on the Book of Daniel by Saint Jerome (fols. 218-262) -- Commentary on the Virginity of Mary by Ildefonsus of Toledo -- copies of 12 charters (fols. 284-290; see p. 75 of commentary) -- note quire numbering in roman numerals in lower margin (e.g. fols. 13v, 37v, 67v, 121v) -- pages are missing and others are damaged and repaired --
Hand:
carolingian minuscule [caroline minuscule] --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous, often framed in the Apocalypse commentary -- four evangelists with angels -- genealogy of Christ -- map (fols 45bis v -45ter r) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize BS 2822.5 .B43 1984 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Series:
Serie Códices artísticos, edición facsímil ; núm. 7
Publication Date:
1984
Place of Publication:
Madrid, Spain
Publisher:
Edilan
Printer:
Hispagraphis, S.A., Madrid, Spain
Notes:
Commentary volume in French and Spanish, with contributions by several scholars -- Spanish translation of the Beatus Commentary (pp. 103-224) -- Several plates of images were produced in 1942 by Les Editions de Cluny, Paris, France (Lithographer: Jean Mourlot, of Presses de Mourlot Frères, Paris, France) Med. Inst. ND 3361 .R321 M6 --
Type of Text:
Biblical, documents, exegetical, map, religious, theological