Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Chig. C.VII.205

Breviary and Missal of Ferdinand the Catholic Facsimile Edition

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With splendid illumination by the Spanish panel painter Pedro de Aponte, the Breviary and Missal of Ferdinand the Catholic was created in Naples around 1504-1516. It is named for its patron—Ferdinand V, King of Spain—who is pictured twice in the manuscript, once in the guise of a Roman emperor. It is an unusual Christian liturgical book that integrates texts for the mass with those for the Divine Office on the most solemn feast days. It boasts five full-page miniatures on purple or beige surface-dyed parchment facing half-page miniatures with historiated borders.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Breviary and Missal of Ferdinand the Catholic": Breviario de Fernando El Católico facsimile edition, published by Egeria, S.L.

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Breviario de Fernando El Católico

Madrid: Egeria, S.L.

  • Commentary (Spanish) by De Castris, Leone; Prof. Centelles; Prof. Gironés; Prof. Vagas Fernández
  • Limited Edition: 2.990 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Breviary and Missal of Ferdinand the Catholic: 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.

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