Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Ross. 374

Vatican Vaticinia de Pontificibus Facsimile Edition

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The Vatican Vaticinia de Pontificibus is an illuminated manuscript of a prophetic text concerning the fate of the Catholic Church. It is structured as a series of papal biographies, with corresponding portraits, beginning with Nicholas III and continuing to John XXIII and future, yet-unelected popes. The prophecies were likely originally conceived to influence papal elections. This copy, completed in Venice around 1410-1415, features thirty-two framed miniatures, usually portraits of popes against a rich blue background with emblems of the pictured pope's family.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Vatican Vaticinia de Pontificibus": Weissagungen über die Päpste facsimile edition, published by Belser Verlag, 1985

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Manuscript book description compiled by Antonio Lenzo.
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Weissagungen über die Päpste

Zurich: Belser Verlag, 1985

  • Commentary (German, Italian) by Lerner, Robert E.; Moynihan, Robert
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Vatican Vaticinia de Pontificibus: 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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