Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 2  Cod. Sang. 1091 Cod. Sang. 1093  Cod. Sang. 2107  549/600
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
St. Gallen
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Stiftsbibliothek
Settlement, shelfmark:
Settlement, shelfmark
Cod. Sang. 1092
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Plan of Saint Gall
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · 1 f. · ca. 112 x 77.5 cm · Reichenau / St. Gall · 819 or about 827/830 / end of the 12th century
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The Carolingian Plan of St. Gall is the oldest surviving architectural drawing of the Western world, and thus it is a monument of European cultural history. It consists of five pieces of sheep parchment, sewn together, and later folded to quarto format. On the front, there is an orginal plan of a monastery complex with 52 buildings, 333 explanatory annotations in Latin, and a letter of dedication. Probably based on models, it was created at Reichenau under Abbot Heito or Erlebald for (Abbot?) Gozbert of St. Gall (819 or around 827/830); annotations were added by the Librarian Reginbert and a younger brother. On the formerly blank back side (and on the erasure at the lower left on the front), was added the Vita beati Martini episcopi based on Sulpicius Severus (created in St. Gall at the end of the 12th century). (tre)
Standard description:
Standard description
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 403-405.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-1092 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-1092)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/1092
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
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How to quote:
How to quote
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1092: Plan of Saint Gall (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/1092).
Online Since:
Online Since
03/20/2014
Additional literature:
Additional literature
Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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