Royal Dutch Library, KB 76 F5.
x 165 mm.
Miniatures: 45 fully iluminate.
Green velvet with silvery clasps.
Latin and French.
beautiful miniatures are clearly within the so-called French style of
1200. The main characteristic was the depth of golden figures with
byzantine influence with vivid colours and flat images, maintaining
though some conventional roman format.
There is a
total 172-coloured images representing the cycle of Salvation, beginning
with Adam and Eve in earthly paradise and finishing with judgement day.
XIII century the manuscript had various owners and more text was added
in Latin and French making some specialists wonder what the real name of
this Codex was, proposing finally “De Hebraeis et Christianis Chronicon”
as the most correct. This fact, together with the originality of its
miniatures makes this codex a unique one.
beautiful binding in green velvet protects the pages of this codex,
dated in the XVIII century. The clasps that hold the covers have a Greek
double cross engraved in them.
The facsimile edition
of the Ilustrated Bible of Den Haad
complete with a carrying case
for storage and a
supplementary study book,
performed by specialists in
consists of a single edition
of 695 numbered
copies, duly authenticated