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

MS. Bodl. 488

Summary Catalogue no.: 2068


Statutes of the Hospital of S. Maria Nuova, Florence (preceded by an address to Henry VII of England by Francesco Portinari, patron of the Hospital)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated border, initials. Related to the style of Attavente. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 334, pl. XXXI)

fol. iii verso

  • Type border, left margin
  • Subject Badges of Henry VII of England among interlaced stems, folliage and flowers

fol. 3r

  • Type full border
  • Subject Frontpiece framed by a panelled border, decorated with interlaced stems, folliage, flowers, putti and medallions at intervals containing the badges of Henry VII of England and Tudor roses. The panel at the botom of the page contains four angels holding the royal arms and roses.


Origin: c. 1500 ; Italian, Florence

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)