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. (P&A ii. List p. 105)

Coloured initial, penwork initials, and rubrics.


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).


    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 24
    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), p. 105

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.