Codex Altonensis of the Divina Commedia

Title:
Codex Altonensis of the Divina Commedia
Library:
Bibliothek des Gymnasiums Christaneum
Language:
Italian
City:
HAMBURG-ALTONA, Germany
Shelf Mark:
from the personal library of Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt
Origin:
Tuscany, Italy
Dimensions:
142 folios -- 330 x 245 mm.
Date Description:
Between 1350-1410
Author:
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Content:
The Divine Comedy -- The manuscript is unfinished, many illustrations are missing altogether or simply outlined --
Hand:
Italian Gothic minuscule --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous unframed and framed illustrations, usually at the bottom of the page -- historiated initials -- decorated initials -- elaborate frontispiece/ title page -- medallions with portraits on facing page -- gold is used --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge PQ 4301 .A1 1350a v.1-v.2
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size (or ever so slightly reduced?) reproduction of the entire manuscript, partly in color --
Publication Date:
1965
Place of Publication:
Berlin, Germany
Publisher:
Gebr. Mann Verlag GmbH
Notes:
Phototype: Graphische Kunstanstalt Ganymed, Berlin, Germany
Bibliography:
some images are available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Codex_Altonensis --
Type of Text:
literature, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse