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Opera

  • 'Opera'. National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

    'Opera'. National Public Library in Girona © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Printed documents

Date

15th century.

Artist

Lucio Celio Firmiano Lactancio

Cultural background

Medieval

Original title

Opera
National Public Library in Girona
Gerona
Girona, Catalonia
Girona

This is the oldest surviving printed edition of this work by Lactantius, as well as the oldest incunabula in the Public Library in Girona.

This example is in magnificent condition. The initials are drawn and illuminated by hand, and constitute a work of art of outstanding value. The works of Lactantius, in which he used to imitate the style of Cicero, were widely disseminated in the Middle Ages.

Details of the work

Object
Book

Dimensions
218 pages. 32x20 cm

Place of production
Publication (Conradus Sweynheym et Arnoldus Pannartz, Rome 1468).

  

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