Description & Technical information

This collection of some of the most important works by the early Franciscan writer, Conrad of Saxony, was copied not long after their composition. In spite of its wide circulation, there are only four copies of the Speculum beatae Mariae virginis recorded in the United States and it is rare on the market (only one copy recorded as sold in the last century). It survives in a handsome fifteenth-century binding in a remarkably fine state of preservation, including a chain attached to its lower board attesting to its use in a late medieval chained reference library.

Date:  1275-1300
Period:  Middle Ages, 13th century
Origin:  Austria, Southern Germany
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art