Divine Comedy - Codex Altonensis

Divine Comedy - Codex Altonensis

Tuscany (Italy) — 1350–1410

Divine Comedy - Codex Altonensis

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Divine Comedy - Codex Altonensis

The Codex Altonensis is an extraordinarily artful manuscript of the Divinia Commedia by Dante Alighieri, the cornerstone of Italian literature and one of the most important and influential texts of the Middle Ages. Work on the manuscript began sometime in the second half of the 14th century but was abandoned ca. 1410, which left it in a state of progress that allows art historians an inside look into the production process. Although the third part, Paradiso, was left unfinished, Inferno and Purgatorio are masterfully illuminated including a terrifying full-page miniature of Lucifer. The presence of different scripts indicates that a team of scribes were responsible for the text, which was neatly written in two columns consisting of 36 lines at most.


Alternative Titles
Göttliche Komödie - Codex Altonensis
Divina Commedia: Codex Altonensis
Codex Altonensis of the Divina Commedia
Size / Format
284 pages / 33.0 × 24.5 cm
Italian Gothic minuscule

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1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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