Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript

Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript – Reichsdruckerei – MS lat. qu. 57 – Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Northeastern Italy — After 1350

Dante's famous magnum opus in an elaborately illuminated Trecento manuscript: an early copy of the medieval bestseller with splendid initials and marvelous bas-de-page scenes by Niccolò da Bologna

  1. The magnum opus by Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265–1321) is a cornerstone of Italian illumination

  2. Jacopo della Lana (ca. 1290 – ca. 1365) wrote one of the first and most highly acclaimed commentaries on the Divine Comedy around 1323–28

  3. This copy was probably splendidly illuminated by Niccolò da Bologna (ca. 1325 – ca. 1403)

Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript

MS lat. qu. 57 (Ausst. 33) Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
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Description
Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript

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Codicology

Alternative Titles
Dante Alighieri - Göttliche Komödie MS lat. qu. 57
La Commedia col commento di Jacopo della Lana dal Codice francofortese arci-β
Divine Comedy MS lat. qu. 57
Size / Format
444 pages / 35.0 × 24.0 cm
Origin
Italy
Date
After 1350
Style
Language
Illustrations
7 historiated initials, 6 bas-de-page illuminations; ca. 200 decorated initials, numerous borders
Content
Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri with a commentary by Jacopo della Lana
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Heinrich Mylius; Stadtbibliothek Frankfurt am Main; Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main

Available facsimile editions:
Divine Comedy - Frankfurt Manuscript – Reichsdruckerei – MS lat. qu. 57 – Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Reichsdruckerei – Frankfurt am Main, 1939
Limited Edition: 500 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 La Commedia col commento di Jacopo della Lana dal Codice francofortese arci-β

Reichsdruckerei – Frankfurt am Main, 1939

Publisher: Reichsdruckerei – Frankfurt am Main, 1939
Limited Edition: 500 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Friedrich Schmidt-Knatz
Languages: Italian, German
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.
Facsimile Copy Available!
Price Category: €€
(1,000€ - 3,000€)
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