Vergilius Vaticanus

Title:
Vergilius Vaticanus
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Latin
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Vat. Lat. 3225
Alternate Names:
Vatican Vergil -- Vatican Virgil -- Codex Vaticanus Latinus 3225 --
Origin:
Rome, Italy
Dimensions:
75 folios survive (of some 430 folios originally) -- heavily trimmed -- originally probably 240-250 x 210 mm., now ca. 220-224 x 197-200 mm.
Date Description:
Between 370-430
Author:
Virgil --
Content:
Segments of the Georgics (Books 3-4) and of the Aeneid (Books 1-6) -- Note: fol LXXVI is from the Codex Mediceus --
Hand:
Capitalis rustica -- pre-6th century retracing of the text -- 6th-7th century : retracing of the inscriptions in the illustrations (e.g., on fol. 22r , Anchises has not been retraced) -- fol 34v : insertion of 28 missing verses in carolingian minuscule [caroline minuscule], probably at Tours in 9th century -- there were several carolingian correctors , and a gothic corrector --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous framed illustrations of the text, by three painters -- some are full-page (e.g., Dido on her funereal bed, fol. 40r) -- an illustration is generally planned to come just before the illustrated passage --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Large PA 6804 .A73 1980 Non-Circulating with commentary: Special Collections Rare Books Large PA 6804 .A734 1984 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Series:
Codices Selecti, 71 & 71* = Codices e Vaticanis selecti, 40
Publication Date:
1980
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria
Publisher:
Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt
Notes:
The commentary volume by David H. Wright was published in 1984 -- It contains a general introduction to the manuscript and a detailed description of the illustrations --
Type of Text:
classical, literature, secular, verse