The Gerona Beatus --

Title:
The Gerona Beatus --
Library:
Archivo de la Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica (Archivo Capitular)
Language:
Latin
City:
GERONA, Spain
Shelf Mark:
Num. Inv. 7 (11), olim 41
Alternate Names:
G -- The Girona Beatus -- Beato de Liébana: Codice de Girona -- El Beato de Girona -- The Gerona codex --
Origin:
Kingdom of Leon, probably Tabara
Dimensions:
284 folios -- ca. 405 x 265 mm.
Date Description:
6 July 975
Author:
Beatus of Liébana [Beatus of Liebana] and Saint Jerome -- Scribe: Senior (fol. 283) -- illuminators: En depintrix et Dei adiutreix, frater Emeterius et presbiter (fol. 284) --
Content:
Genealogy of Christ (fols. 8v-19v) -- Praefatio (fol. 20v) -- Prologus I and Prologus II (fols. 21r-21v) -- Interpretatio (fols. 21v-31r) -- Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus [Beati in Apocalipsyn] (fols. 31-236) -- De Ecclesia et Synagoga (fols. 48r-68v) -- De Antichristo (fols 68v-69v & 187v-188v) -- Explicit... Codex multorum librorum (fol. 237v) -- Saint Jerome: Commentary on Daniel [Hieronimi in danielem’ (fold. 237v-283v) -- notes: the illuminator En is a woman -- catchwords and signatures at end of quires --
Hand:
Visigothic minuscule --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous illustrations (framed and unframed) : cross, maiestas Domini, circular diagram of Heaven, 3 evangelists with witness and two angels, geneaology of Christ -- sequence od scenes of the life of Christ, including Descent into Hell, bird and serpent, Alpha at beginning, omega on last folio, map, Noah’s ark, baptism of Christ, etc... -- decorated initials -- gold and silver are used --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3361 .R52 B43 2003 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size color reproduction of the complete manuscript --
Publication Date:
2003-2004
Place of Publication:
Barcelona, Spain
Publisher:
Moleiro, S.A.
Notes:
Commentary volume is in Spanish -- Gabriel Roura i Güibas: Notas para el estudio del Beato de Girona (pp. 11-17) -- Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor: Estudio estilistico e iconografico (pp. 19-332) -- Actual stitching in the facsimile replicates stitching in the original (presumably to make equally sized leaves) --
Bibliography:
John Williams, The Illustrated Beatus, 5 vols., London, 1994-2003, vol. 2, no. 6 --
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, commentary, exegetical, genealogy, religious, theological