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

MS. Bodl. 489

Summary Catalogue no.: 2069


Language(s): Latin

Constantinus Africanus, Viaticum
Rubric: Incipit Viaticus

The list of chapters is headed '... Capitula libri primi Viatici Constantini Affricani': in seven books, a Practica medicinae.

There are some miscellaneous notes on foll. i, 75.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 77 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10 × 7 in.


Good historiated initials. (Fol. 2v: the author (?) holding a book).

Other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 493)


Origin: 12th century, second half ; French (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'... . ⟨hab⟩et illum librum in pignore cum ... quaternis(?)', 14th cent.

'Constat Gilberto Leye', 16th cent.

Presented by (sir) Richard Worseley in 1607.

MS. Bodl. 489 - binding leaves


Language(s): Latin


Parts of two leaves: cf. MS. Bodl. 177 (SC 2072).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 493 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.