Apocalipsis de Lyon

Title:
Apocalipsis de Lyon
Library:
Bibliothèque de la ville
Language:
Latin
City:
LYON, France
Shelf Mark:
ms. 0439
Alternate Names:
Lyon Apocalypse -- Apocalipsis figurado de Lyon -- Illuminated Apocalypse of Lyon
Origin:
Northern France
Dimensions:
26 folios, 295 x 238 mm
Date Description:
between 1445 and 1450
Content:
"Textus": a versification of the Apocalypse of John-- "Sensus": Interpretation, in verse, of the Textus according to the interpretative theories of universal history -- The first eight verses of the text introduce the manuscript, facing the first miniature, and the last eight verses form a conclusion. The texts are arranged in couplets (Textus above the illustration, Sensus below) on all but five folios, where there are quatrains.
Hand:
Gothic bastarda
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Forty-eight nearly full-page (210 x 195 mm) miniatures of the Apocalypse in a late Gothic style. The sequence's iconography is unique, not exactly following any of the established Apocalypse illustration traditions. The medium used is something between gouache and aquarelle, in green, blue, rose, brown, yellow and a vivid red. The commentary refers to the technique as colored drawing or aquarelle drawing.
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections - In Process (2/19/13 and still on 4/17/14)
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Basically full-size, but horizontal dimension not above 220 mm -- Photographic, in color, with miniature frames and details in metallic gold -- Paper is wavy -- Red-brown leather binding
Publication Date:
2011
Place of Publication:
Madrid
Publisher:
Orbis medieaevalis; Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon
Printer:
Productora Internacional de Arte y Facsimiles, S.L.
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, commentary, devotional, religious, theological, verse