The Valladolid Beatus

Title:
The Valladolid Beatus
Library:
Bibliotecas Universitaria y de Santa Cruz
Language:
Latin
City:
VALLADOLID, Spain
Shelf Mark:
MS 433 (olim 390)
Alternate Names:
Valcavado Beatus -- V -- El Beato de la Universidad de Valladolid
Origin:
Spain, Kingdom of León (Valcavado?)
Dimensions:
230 folios -- 350 x 240 mm.
Date Description:
8 June-8 September 970
Author:
Beatus of Liebana -- Scribe and Illuminator : Obeco
Content:
Cross and acrostic (fols. 1v-2r) -- Inscription stating that Obeco made this manuscript at the request of Abbot Sempronius, whose name is also the basis for the letter diagram on fol. 2r (fol. 2v) -- on fol 3r: Documents relating to Queen Urraca of which the two legible ones are transcribed in the commentary volume on pp. 82-83 -- fol 4r: geneaology of Christ according to Matthew (in 12th-13th century “leonese” caroline) -- fol. 3v: formal statement recording that this manuscript was begun 8th June and finished 8th September 970 -- Beginning of Beatus text and Prologue he attributes to Jerome (fols. 4v- 14r) -- Commentary on the Apocalypse (fols. 14v-191r) -- first folio of a treatise on degree of relationship (fol. 192r-v) -- Jerome: Commentary on Daniel (fols. 193r-230v) -- colophon requesting prayers for the presbyter Obeco (fol. 230v) -- the last folio (fly-leaf) is taken from a breviary in gothic script (including the Passion of Saint Laocadia) note: Occasional comments in the margins, some by the original scribe (see p. 81 of commentary volume for a listing`) and pp. 85-90 for other later contents.
Hand:
visigothic script "en su modalidad caligrafica, llamada tambien sentada o rotonda" (p. 80 of Spanish commentary volume) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
very numerous miniatures throughout, those in the Beatus section are generally framed -- cross (1v.) -- acrostic letter diagram (2r) -- map (36v.-37r.) -- decorated initials throughout --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge ND 3361 .R52 B4388 2002 v.1 & v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size complete reproduction in color of the entire manuscript --
Series:
Coleccion Scriptorium, 16
Publication Date:
2002
Place of Publication:
Madrid, Spain
Publisher:
Testimonio Compañía Editorial
Notes:
The commentary volume by José Antonio Fernández Flórez , et al., includes a description of all the illuminations --
Bibliography:
John Williams, The Illustrated Beatus, 5 vols., London, 1994-2003, vol. 2, pp. 38-42 and 67-79.
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, commentary, documents, exegetical, genealogy, glosses, religious