A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Add. C. 252

Summary Catalogue no.: 29437


'John Mandeville', Travels (Italian translation)
Colophon: (fol. 83) ...Antonio delgayo do la cuntra de Sam quilicho Scripsi de lano de 1442. del messe de zenaro e finito a vltimo de febraro del Millesimo suprascritto.
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (written): 295 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 115 mm.


1 col., 37 lines.


Penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. List p. 105)

Coloured initial



Origin: 1442 ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Isaac de Costa, 1798–1860: bought at his sale, Sotheby's, 11 August 1884, lot 376, for £13.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.