Catalan Old Testament

Description

This is a rare medieval copy of the Bible in Catalan. The Bible had first been translated into Catalan in the 13th century, under the orders of Alfonso III, king of Aragon (reigned. 1285–91).

The text in this 15th-century copy is a translation from the Latin Vulgate, although it incorporates certain phrases and glosses from a French translation. Within an elaborate foliate border, the six days of Creation narrated at the beginning of the Old Testament are depicted in a series of roundels. The opening of the text is prefaced by a column miniature of Christ in Majesty.

Full title:
VERSION in Catalan of the books of the Old Testament; excepting Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon and the Prophets
Published:
Catalonia, Spain
Created:
1465, Catalonia, Spain
Format:
Manuscript
Language:
Catalan
Usage terms
Public Domain in most countries, other than the UK
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Egerton MS 1526, f.3

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