The Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Way to Human Salvation), written at the beginning of the 14th century by an author not yet identified, was the guide most frequently consulted by Christians from most Europe for almost 400 years (it was even called liber laicorum, the lays' book) to find the way to their spiritual salvation through the teachings of the Redeemer and the religious philosophers of ancient times, specially during the long periods of political, religious conflicts and the devastating epidemics.
Even if its scope was much more limited in the Iberian Peninsula as in Central Europe, it had a very powerful influence on the spiritualist literature and the sacred iconography until very recent times.
The Speculum Humanae Salvationis is the only codex of the treaty kept in Spain, in the ms.Vit.25-7 of the National Library of Madrid, dated of 1432 and illuminated with 264 examples of the best German miniature of that time, very rare in the archives of Spain.
We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "Speculum Humanae Salvationis":
- Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Espejo de la Salvación de la Humanidad) facsimile edition published by CM Editores, 2020
- Speculum Humanae Salvationis facsimile edition published by Edilan, 1997-2000