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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 14

Summary Catalogue no.: 18595


Ovid, Heroides (end lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated border.

Fine initial (partly rubbed). Sketch, fol. 64v, 15th century. (P&A ii. 774)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial H
  • Subject Pink initial on gold background, infilled with a figure of a young woman.
  • Type full border
  • Subject Folliage; shield left empty to be filled with a coat of arms; young man in red tunic (badly rubbed).

fol. 64v

  • Type initial P
  • Subject Penwork initial with a face of a bearded man.
  • Type drawing
  • Subject Armed man on horseback.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Italian, North-west

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.