The manuscript Vat. Lat. 3767, the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was gifted to the Vatican Library by Pope Gregory XIII on November 5, 1578. Within it, the grand miniatures are the work of skilled illuminators and depict scenes from the lives of the Saints and the Gospel. The work is accompanied by complete reproductions of two documents: the Canon of the reform of the Gregorian calendar, covering the months October-December 1582, and the Map of the Seven Churches, the pilgrimage destinations of the great Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Gregory XIII in 1575.
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Libro d'Ore di Gregorio XIII
Castelvetro di Modena: ArtCodex, 2015
- Commentary (Italian) by Montuschi, Claudia; Baroffio, Giacomo; Zöhl, Caroline
- Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Book of Hours of Gregory XIII: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.
The facsimile edition also features the reproduction of two other documents:
1. Reformation's Canon (1585);
2. Map of the seven churches – destination of the 1575's pilgrimage for the Great Jubilee.
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