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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 179

Summary Catalogue no.: 18760


Hyginus , Astronomica
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (coloured drawings), and initials (rubbed). Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 880, pl. LXXVIII)

fols. 28r-41v

  • Type miniatures
  • Subject Coloured drawings of mythological figures, representing major constellations.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (36 images from 35mm slides)