|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 1092
Manuscript TitlePlan of Saint Gall
CaptionParchment · 1 f. · ca. 112 x 77.5 cm · Reichenau / St. Gall · 819 or about 827/830 / end of the 12th century
Manuscript SummaryThe 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).
Standard descriptionScherrer 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 Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-1092 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-1092)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-1092/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1092: Plan of Saint Gall (http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/1092).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
Century9th century, 12th century
DecorationOther, Full Page, Penwork
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