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    • Codex Aureus Escorialensis

    • A collection of the four Gospels, the Codex Aureus (or Golden Codex) was written around 1035, during the reign of the Emperor Conrad II, although it was commissioned by his son, Henry III. The Codex Aureus is one of the most notable manuscripts of...
    • Madrid: Testimonio Compania Editorial, [1995]
    • ca. 1035
    • Codex Aureus

    • The portrait pages exhibit both Byzantine/Italian and Celtics styles, while the Canon Tables are primarily Celtic in design. Overall, the manuscript’s styles is similar to that of the Vespasian Psalter, although its use of gold, unusual in other...
    • Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 2001-2002
    • ca. 750-800
    • Libro del caballero Zifar

    • The Libro del caballero Zifar is the first extensive adventure story to have been written in Spanish and was composed around 1300. It retains traces of the chivalric romances of the Middle Ages and was probably written by Ferrand Martinez, cleric...
    • Barcelona: Moleiro, [1996]
    • 1464
    • Codex Calixtinus

    • Also known as the Liber Sancti Jacobi, this manuscript is a guidebook for pilgrims traveling to the shrine of the apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The text was long thought to have been written by Pope Callixtus II, but scholars...
    • [Madrid?]: Kaydeda Ediciones, 1993
    • ca. 1150-60
    • Vergilius Vaticanus

    • The Vergilius Vaticanus is the best preserved example of a book illustrated in the Greco-Roman tradition and constitutes one of the oldest sources of Virgil’s Aeneid. Produced in Rome around 400 A.D., it is also the oldest of the three surviving...
    • Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1980
    • ca. 400
    • Codex Vindobonensis

    • This is the earliest known illustrated herbal and contains the De Materia Medica of Dioscorides Pedanius, written ca. 60 AD. The work is a treatise on the medicinal value of herbs. Also included are illustrations of various animals and birds. ...
    • Graz, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 19(65)-70
    • ca. 512
    • The Canterbury Tales: The New Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile

    • This manuscript, known as the Ellesmere Chaucer, was probably produced soon after 1400. It contains 240 parchment leaves, 232 of which are the text of the Canterbury Tales. The remaining eight leaves were originally blank, lined pages that now...
    • Tokyo: Yushudo Co.; San Marino, California: Huntington Library Press, 1995
    • ca. 1400
    • Apocalipsis Gulbenkian

    • The text describes in allegorical language the struggles between good and evil, the persecution of the Church and its members, the temptations of the Devil and the tyrannical rule of the Antichrist. Evil creatures, including the Dragon, the Beast...
    • Barcelona: M. Moleiro, 2001
    • ca. 1265-1270
    • Martirologio de Usuardo

    • From 841 to 847, Usuard was a monk at Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. His journey through Spain in 858 led to the incorporation of Spanish saints into his work on martyrs, which remained throughout the Middle Ages the most famous document of its...
    • Barcelona: M. Moleiro, 1997
    • ca. 1400
    • Il Codice Squarcialupi

    • The Squarcialupi Codex is one of the most notable fifteenth-century Italian music anthologies. Its 300 pieces represent nearly all of the most renowned composers of the fourteenth century. The codex is richly illuminated with gold and pigment. The...
    • Firenze: Giunti Barbera, 1992
    • 1410-1415
    • Libro de los medicamentos simples

    • Mattheus Platearius’s well-known and lavishly decorated medical treatise is made up of 328 pages, containing 118 whole-page miniatures and 2 quarter-page miniatures. The work, originally written in the mid 12th century, is a compendium of classical...
    • Barcelona: M. Moleiro Editor, S.A., 2000
    • ca. 1470
    • The North French Hebrew Miscellany

    • The North French Hebrew Miscellany comprises 84 different groups of texts, including poems, legal codes, and material related to marriage, divorce, rituals, and business transactions. Among other texts included are the Pentateuch, Haftarot, Pirkei...
    • London: Facsimile Editions, 2003
    • ca. 1278
    • Biblia de San Luis

    • A richly illustrated “Moralized Bible,” in Latin. The earliest references to this work are the codicil and testament of Alfonso X the Wise, king of Castile, describing it as a "historiated Bible in three books given to us by the king of France" and...
    • Barcelona: M. Moleiro Editor, S. A., 2000-2003
    • 1226-1234
    • Biblia judía

    • A fine example of a Mudejar (Spanish Muslim) binding, this manuscript also features fine filigree ornamentation and calligraphic medallions. The codex was used by the Spanish Rabbi Alfonso de Zamora, one of three Jewish scholars who worked under...
    • Madrid: Testimonio, 1997
    • Before 1506
    • Ashburnham Pentateuch

    • This work contains 18 miniatures out of an estimated original total of 69, which are distributed irregularly through the first four books of the Old Testament. No part of Deuteronomy has survived. Most of the illustrations occupy a full page and...
    • Valencia: Patrimonio Ediciones, 2004
    • exact date unknown
    • Cantigas de Santa María

    • This manuscript was produced at the court of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284), king of Castile. The songs (cantigas) are written in Galician-Portuguese, the language of the Spanish troubadours. In total, 420 “songs to the Virgin Mary” were...
    • Madrid: Edilan, 1989-1991
    • 13th century
    • Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

    • Probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century, the Très Riches Heures (“The Very Rich Hours”) is an elaborately decorated prayer book that was commissioned by Jean, Duc de Berry circa 1410. It consists of 416 pages,...
    • New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984
    • ca. 1410
    • Theatrum Sanitatis

    • Written by the Arab physician Ububchasym of Baldach (also known as Ellucasim Elimittar) in the mid 11th century, the Theatrum Sanitatis is a treatise on medicine. The work was widely popular in the 14th and 15th centuries and espouses medicine...
    • Barcelona: M. Moleiro Editor, S.A., c1999
    • 14th century
    • Il Codice J.II.9

    • Collection of plainchant, polyphonic mass movements, motets, and polyphonic chansons. Containing 334 polyphonic and monophonic entries, the manuscript is the sole source dateable into the early fifteenth century devoted exclusively to French (or at...
    • Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1999
    • ca. 1400-1450
    • Coran de Muley Zaydan

    • This sixteenth-century Koran was "executed in the Mosque of the Al-Badi Palace in Marrakech, and finished on the 13th day of the month of Rab'ia in the year 1008 after the Hegira [2nd November 1599], during the reign of Sultan Al-Mansur, father of...
    • Madrid: Testimonio, 1996
    • 1599
    • Apocalipsis

    • This manuscript, known as the Morgan Beatus, was apparently produced at the monastery of San Miguel de Escalada by Maius (or Magius), fl. 926-968. It is the oldest example of a revived Spanish apocalypse tradition. The illuminations reflect a...
    • [Torino?]: Scriptorium, 2000
    • ca. 950
    • Beato de San Millán

    • The codex was written in two phases. The first hand can be dated late 10th or early 11th century, and, along with the quality of the parchment, is evidence of a lack of material resources resulting from Al Mansur’s campaigns against Rioja at the...
    • Madrid: Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 2002
    • ca. 1000
    • Carmina Burana

    • The title "Carmina Burana" literally means “songs of Beuren” and was given by Johann Andreas Schmeller to his complete edition (1847) of the poems contained in an early 13th-century German manuscript (discovered in 1803) from the Benedictine abbey...
    • München: Prestel [1970, c1967]
    • ca. 1230
    • Atlas de Historia Natural

    • Also known as the Pomar Codex, this manuscript was given to Jaime Honorato Pomar, professor of botany at the University of Valencia, by King Philip II of Spain. The work incorporates many of the discoveries of the physician and naturalist...
    • [Valencia, Spain]: Vicent García, [1990]
    • ca. 1590
    • Comentario al Apocalipsis

    • In 776 Beatus, a staunchly orthodox monk from the monastery of San Martín de Turieno in Liébana in northern Spain, assembled a commentary on the Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse. Lavishly illustrated and known today as the Beatus...
    • Madrid: Edilán, 1975
    • 975
    • The Kaufmann Haggadah

    • One of the finest examples of an illuminated Haggadah, the Kaufmann Haggadah is composed of 2 parts: 14 full page miniatures, and a decorated text. The episodes depicted in the miniatures recapitulate the Exodus story beginning with the discovery...
    • Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1957
    • 14th century
    • Codice Albeldense

    • Produced for the Monastery of St. Martin at Albelda (Rioja), the manuscript comprises 429 large folios written in double columns. All three of the illuminators are pictured in one of the miniatures. The Albelda codex is a compendium of canon and...
    • Madrid: Testimonio Compania Editorial, 2000
    • 976
    • Theriaka y Alexipharmaka de Nicandro

    • The physician, poet, and grammarian Nicander of Colophon lived in the 2nd century BCE, working at the court of king Attalus III of Pergamum. The poem Theriaka concerns the bites of poisonous insects, snakes and wild animals; Alexipharmaka, concerns...
    • Barcelona: Moleiro, 1997
    • 10th century
    • El libro del ajedrez dados et tablas

    • Written on parchment, this manuscript consists of 200 leaves, illustrated in color and with gold leaf. The 150 miniatures depict both men and women (veiled and unveiled) playing chess, dice, and backgammon. The text documents the introduction of...
    • [Madrid]: Patrimonio Nacional, 1987
    • before 1284

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