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

MS. Bodl. 646

Summary Catalogue no.: 2864

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures (coloured drawings representing various constellations.). Fine historiated border, initials (faceted capitals) by a different hand. Humanistic script, written (?) by Ang(elo) Aquil(ano) (?), inscription on purple-dyed leaf, fol. 1v. (P&A ii. 605, pl. LVIII)

fol. 1r

  • Type full border
  • Subject Classical border with architectural and floral designs. Two putti support a panel inscribed with the author's name and title of the book. Arms of John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester.

History

Origin: c. 1460 ; Italian, Padua

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (17 images from 35mm slides)