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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 209

Summary Catalogue no.: 18790


Cicero, De amicitia
Language(s): Latin
Cicero, De senectute
Language(s): Latin
Cicero, Paradoxa
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 703)


Fine historiated borders.

fol. 1r

  • Type full border
  • Subject Arms of the Venetian family of Sanudo. Floral designs, birds, half-figures of a young man and a woman with inscribed scrolls.

Fine borders.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 703, pl. LXVIII)


Origin: c. 1420 ; Italian, Venice

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.