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BAMBERG APOCALYPSE * Limited Facsimile Edition * Manuscript Ms. Bibl. 140 Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (Bamberg, Germany) * Facsimile Edition: 1 volume
Faksimile Verlag, Luzern / München - 2000. THE BAMBERG APOCALYPSE - A magnificent manuscript of the emperors * * * The Bamberg Apocalypse is the only entirely preserved Ottonian picture cycle for the last book of the bible, one of the most significant miniature manuscripts of the Middle Ages in general. The Codex was created between 1000 and 1020 in the Lake Constance monastery Reichenau. Due to its significance the Bamberg Apocalypse was entered in the program "Memory of the World" by the UNESCO. Today the manuscript is kept as Cod. Bibl. 140 (formerly: A II 42) in the Staatliche Bibliothek in Bamberg. * * * Title: Bamberg Apocalypse * Owner / Shelf mark: Ms. Bibl. 140 Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (Bamberg, Germany) * Alternative Titles: Bamberger Apokalypse * Theme: Apocalyspe * Style: Ottonian * Date: Around 1000-1020 * Origin: Reichenau Monastery, Lake Constance (Germany) * Format: 29.5 × 20.4 cm * Extent: 212 pages * Language: Latin * Content: The Revelation of St. John and evangelistary * Artists / Schools: Reichenau school * Illustrations: 57 miniatures, 103 initials, some of them full-page * Patron: King/Emperor Otto III (reigned A.D. 983-1002). After his death, King/Emperor Henry II (reigned 1002-1024) had work on the codex continued * Former Owners / Provenance: The codex was bequeathed by King Henry II and his consort Cunegund in c. 1020, on the occasion of the consecration of Bamberg cathedral, to St. Stephen's College in Bamberg, where it remained until secularisation in 1803. Since then, it has been in the Bamberg State Library * * * Facsimile Edition * Publisher / Year: Faksimile Verlag, Luzern / München - 2000 * Limited Edition: 980 copies * Volumes: Facsimile Edition: 1 volume * 1 Text book (305 pp.) by Ernst Hernischfeger * Binding: Its precious binding made of red silk has been re-created according to the example of another manuscript of Henry II and woven especially for this facsimile edition using the traditional technique * Boxing: Both the Fine Art Facsimile Edition and the commentary volume come in a protective acrylic glass box * Condition: Mint copy.
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