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

MS. Bodl. 511

Summary Catalogue no.: 2179


Giraldus Cambrensis, De topographia Hiberniae

Fol. iii, note of the election of Leo X in 1513 and his death in 1521.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 89 + i fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 206 × 145 mm.


1 col., 21–25 lines, written space 145–50 × 83–90 mm.




Coloured initials, rubrics.


Former parchment cover, part of which is now fol. i


Origin: 1513 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

‘1513 aprilis 12’, in the margin opposite the final rubric, probably in the scribe's hand.

Euganis(?) ex dono W.D.’, 16th century, fol. iii verso.

Presented by William Cotton, bishop of Exeter, in 1605.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2019) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature cited in the description:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 97 [contents, physical description, origin, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-03-05: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC.