The Emilianense Beatus

Early 10th century. Anonymous.

National Library of Spain, Madrid. Manuscript Vit. 14-1.

Also known as the First Beatus, as it is the oldest of all the preserved Beati, and the one that is the closest to the original prototype that is now lost.

It remained in the monastery of San Millan de la Cogolla between the 12th and 19th centuries, hence its attribution to this monastery and thus its name.

Latin. Visigothic minuscule script.

This is one of the most widely read and used Beati, as is attested to by its delicate state of preservation. Of its over 60 original miniatures, only 29 remain today.

300 pages measuring 250 x 350 mm. Handmade binding in aged parchment and bronze fittings. Accompanied by a study book and preservation box.

Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.

♠  National Prize 2007. Best books published in 2006. Ministry of Culture. Modality: facsimile books.

Images of the Emilianense Beatus


    Beato emilianense - beatos de liebana - siloe