The Cardena Beatus

Title:
The Cardena Beatus
Library:
Library of Francisco de Zabalburu y Basabe, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Arqueologico Nacional
Language:
Latin
City:
MADIRD, Spain, NEW, York, NY, USA, MADRID, Spain
Shelf Mark:
Madrid codex: Ms. 2
Alternate Names:
Beato de Liébana : Codice del Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardena -- El Beato de Cardena -- Pc --
Origin:
Burgos, Castile
Dimensions:
originally 245 folios of which 144 survive (see p. 77) -- 445 x 300 mm.
Date Description:
circa 1180
Author:
Beatus of Liébana [Liebana]
Content:
Preliminaries including Geneaology of Christ -- Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus -- note the occasional marginal annotations (fol. 86r, fol. 96v = NY 9B, 95r) -- many illustrations have been cut out --
Hand:
early Gothic script (littera moderna) -- "gothicized caroline" (see. p. 87) -- biblical text in red -- catchwords --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous large and small illustrations (see pp. 101-103 for distribution) -- decorated initials --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3361 .R52 B4354 2000 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Color, full-size -- Reassembles and restores the correct order of the folios now housed in various libraries --
Publication Date:
2000
Place of Publication:
Barcelona, Spain
Publisher:
Moleiro Editor, S.A.
Notes:
ed. Angela Franco Mata -- Commentaray volume in Spanish (tranalated into English by Anne Barton de Mayor), with studies by Angela Franco Mata (2), Manuel Sanchez Mariana, Elisa Ruiz Garcia, Eugenio Romero-Pose -- Location Notes: 165(?) fols. at Museo Arqueologico Nacional, Madrid, Spain 15 fols. at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New, York, NY, USA 2 fols. at Library of Francisco de Zabalburu y Basabe, Madird, Spain
Bibliography:
John Williams, The Illustrated Beatus, 5 vols., London, 1994-2003, vol 5, no. 21 --
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, commentary, exegetical, genealogy, religious