MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 161
Summary Catalogue no.: 18742
Capitula, followed (fol. 6v) by T-O world map.
De Babilonia, cap. lxiii, ends fol. 106v, followed without break by two additional items:
Thorndike-Kibre 742D; as pr. A. Riese, Geographi latini minores (1878) 9–14; also P. Schnabel, ‘Die Weltkarte des Agrippa’, Philologus 90 (1935), 425–31.
1 col., 27 lines, written space 160–5 × 85–90 mm. ; ruled in ink with double vertical inner and outer bounding lines extending the full height of the page; written above top line.
Written in humanistic script by the same scribe as MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 133 and Cologny, Foundation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 51 (A. C. de la Mare and L. Nuvoloni, Bartolomeo Sanvito (2009), p. 384).
Interlace initial, fol. 1r.
T-O world map, fol. 6v (later fifteenth-century addition?).
Fine miniature, fol. 7r, previously attributed to Leonardo Bellini or circle (P&A ii. 603, pl. LVIII), now to an anonymous Venetian or Paduan artist. Square frame, supported by two winged putti, containing initial S and two coins with profile heads of a woman and a young man (‘Diva Faustina’ and ‘Antonius hopilius’ [sic for Antoninus Pius], see J. J. G. Alexander, The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy: 1450–1600 (2016), p. 364 n. 171).
Three-line alternating red and blue initials at the beginning of chapters.
Chapter titles and marginal rubrics in carmine.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-04: Description revised and updated.