A milestone in modern Spanish book art: an allegorical love story with Spain's first printed woodcut

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

  1. An allegorical romance by Jeroni Fuster, which was printed in 1490 by Lambert Palmart in Valencia

  2. The woodcut shows the Virgin Mary, flanked by St. Dominic (1170-1221) and Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) with the rosary in his hands

  3. Papst Benedikt III. (gest. 858) und ein mit einem Schwert gegürteter Ritter knien darauf zu Füßen Marias und halten ebenfalls Rosenkränze

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis" – BH CF/4 (17) – Biblioteca General e Histórica de la Universidad (Valencia, Spain)
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This remarkable literary codex simultaneously demonstrates the influence of the Italian Renaissance in Spain while also presenting the first woodcut in the history of Spanish printing.

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

A monument of Spanish book printing: the first Spanish woodcut, which originated in Valencia and depicts the Virgin of the Rosary flanked by two of the most important figures of the medieval church: an iris-wielding St. Dominic (1170-1221) and a book-wielding St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74), while Pope Benedict III (d. 858) and a knight girt with a sword kneel at her feet – all four figures surrounding the Holy Virgin hold rosaries in their hands. This woodcut adorns a devout work in the style of an allegorical romance by Jeroni Fuster, partly in verse, which was printed in an elegant Gothic script. It was published by the Valencian printing house of Lambert Palmart (b. 1440) in 1490 and, according to M. de Riquer, was influenced by the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265-1321). This incunabulum, a printed book predating 1501, is a fine testament to the genesis period of Spanish printing.

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Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"
Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis" – BH CF/4 (17) – Biblioteca General e Histórica de la Universidad (Valencia, Spain)
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Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992
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