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

MS. Add. A. 15

Summary Catalogue no.: 24745

Contents

Petrarch , Trionfi
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures (coloured drawings), border, initials. Humanistic script related to that of Jacobus de Machariis of Venice . (P&A ii. 555, pl. LII)

fol. 1v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Nine philosophers seated in a cave; above - figures of two hermits and two monks.

fol. 2r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Petrarch and Laura, seated between two trees by a stream.

fol. 43r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Armoured king kneeling in prayer.

fol. 50r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Bearded man in long robe pointing to the text.

fol. 52r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Bearded man in long robe pointing to the text.

fol. 52v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Two musicians playing pipes.

fol. 56r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Bearded man in long robe pointing to the text.

History

Origin: c. 1470-1480 ; Italian, Venice

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)