Biblia Pauperum

Title:
Biblia Pauperum
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
German, German (Fr├╝hneuhochdeutsch), Latin
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Pal. Lat. 871
Alternate Names:
Bible of the Poor -- Biblia picta -- Armenbibel --
Origin:
Pt. I (reproduced in the color facsimile) : North Hessen or West Th├╝ringen, Germany Pt. II is mostly from Bamberg, Germany
Dimensions:
33 folios in total : Pt. I (reproduced in the color facsimile): 23 folios -- 362 x 275 mm. Pt. II (reproduced in monochrome in the companion volume): 10 folios (of an original 20?): 335-336 x 256-268 mm.
Date Description:
Second quarter of the 15th century (Pt. I) -- 1349 and ca. 1400 (Pt. II)
Content:
Pt. I : Biblia pauperum in Latin and German (fols. 1v-20r) -- two disputants and circular representation of the macrocosm (fol 20v) -- four disputants and circular representation of the microcosm (various human activitities) (fol. 21r) -- the bad vine (on drunkenness) (fol. 21v) -- the good vine (Christ et al.) (fol. 22r) -- (see p. 20 of companion volume) Pt II (reproduced in monochrome in the companion volume) : Adalbertus: Vita Heinrici II. imperatoris (fols. 24r-29v) -- Miracula sancte Chunegundis (fols. 30r-32v) -- prayer to Saint Kunigunde (fol. 32v) -- colophon (fol. 32v) -- Additions (fols 33r-v) : Alleluia verse for the feast of emperor Heinrich (13 July), for the octave of that feast, for the feast of Saint Kunigunde (3 March), for the feast of Benedict of Nursia (21 March) and Benedicamus Domino -- (see pp. 20-22 of companion volume) Note: the manuscript is made up of two independent sections which were bound together after they were brought (in separate boxes) from Heidelberg to the Vatican Library -- only the first part is reproduced in the color facsimile --
Hand:
Gothic script (Textura in Pt. I) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
lightly framed pen drawings, with water color --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge BS 560 1982 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Reproduction of the entire manuscript is available as follows: Pt. I is reproduced separately in the facsimile volume, full-size and in color -- a somewhat reduced monochrome photographic reproduction of Pt. II is available in the companion volume --
Series:
Codices e Vaticanis Selecti, 51
Publication Date:
1982
Place of Publication:
Zurich, Switzerland.
Publisher:
Belser Verlag
Printer:
Frank W. Wesel, Baden-Baden, Germany.
Notes:
The Latin and German texts in Pt. I (but not the captions in fols. 21v-22r) are transcribed in the companion volume (pp. 45-83) --
Type of Text:
allegorical, Biblical, bilingual, chant, didactic, hagiographical, religious, vernacular