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Gospel Book of Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême Facsimile Edition

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Illuminated manuscript commissioned by Claude de France and King Francis I of France. It was produced with a twin manuscript (today at the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, Ms. 2020. Facsimile edition available here). The two manuscripts were destined to Henry II of France and Francis III, Duke of Brittany. At the time they were living in Spain at the court of their grandfather Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême.

18 full-page miniatures representing: the entrance of Jesus in Jerusalem (f. 1), the Nativity (f. 6v), Circumcision (f. 8), Adoration of the Magi (f. 9), Last Supper (f. 45v), Kiss of Judas (f. 52v), Ecce Homo (f. 57v), Crucifixion (f. 63), Resurrection (f. 67v), Ascension of Jesus (f. 78), Pentecost (f. 80), Trinidad (f. 83v), St. Gregory Mass (f. 84v), Christ with St. Peter and St. Andrew (f. 155), Tree of Jesse (f. 117), Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (f. 121), Annunciation (f. 132v), Assumption (f. 134v), All Saints (f. 141v), Twelve Apostles (f. 145).

Binding description

Red leather, golden tooling.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Gospel Book of Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême": El Evangeliario del Duque de Orleans - Angulema facsimile edition, published by CM Editores, 2012

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Manuscript book description compiled by the publisher.

El Evangeliario del Duque de Orleans - Angulema

Salamanca: CM Editores, 2012

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Planas, Josefina
  • Limited Edition: 375 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Gospel Book of Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême: 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.


Red leather with gold tooling, exact copy of the binding on the original manuscript.

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