Apocalypse of Saint-Victor

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 14410


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Illuminated Facsimiles

Apocalypse of Saint-Victor

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 14410

Alternative titles – Apocalypsis cum figuris – Libro della Rivelazione – Apocalipsis figurado de San Victor – Apokalypse von Saint-Victor.
Physical features – Codex on parchment, dimensions 300 x 200 mm, 42 folios, 2 flyleaves.
Binding – Brown leather cover with blind impressions.
Region of origin – France (western Normandy).
Dating – Second quarter of the 14th century.
Provenance – Abbey of Saint-Victor (Paris).
Present repository – Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France (MS lat. 14410).
Genre – Christianity, Apocalyptic literature / Beatus of Liébana.
Content – The manuscript contains the Apocalypse of John, the last book of the New Testament.
Language – Latin.
Script – Littera textualis.
Decoration – 83 large-format miniatures, numerous watermarked initials in red and blue.
Style – Gothic.

Data sheet: Illuminated Facsimiles

Saint Victor


Publication title – Il Libro della Rivelazione.
Type of reproduction – Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document.
Publisher – Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana – Treccani (Rome, 2022).
Series – Tesori Svelati.
Limited edition – 999 copies marked with hand numbering from 1 to 999. Six specimens not numbered were reserved for the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.
Certificate of authenticity – The certificate of authenticity with the copy number is attached to the colophon of the facsimile.
Binding – Green velvet cover with engraved metal plates on the upper and lower boards.
Commentary – Commentary volume in Italian, 24.5 x 16.5 cm, XIII-65 pages, 21 colour plates. Texts and essays by Massimo Bray, Maria Giovanna Fadiga, Antonio Delle Fratte, Alessandro Giovanardi, Valentina Cruciani.
Slipcase – Facsimile and commentary volume are housed in a 27 x 36.5 x 7.5 cm double compartment hardback slipcase.
ISBN – 978-88-12-01043-1.
The facsimile reproduces as close as possible the physical characteristics of the original document, with the aim to substitute it in the scientific research and in the libraries of the bibliophile collectors. Trimming and composition of the leaves reproduce the profile and structure of the original document. The binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.

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