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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 218

Summary Catalogue no.: 18799


Cicero , De oratore
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated border, initials. Written by Angelus Vadius in humanistic script in Novigrad, fol. 120v. (P&A ii. 950, pl. LXXX)

fol. 1v

  • Type border, lower margin
  • Subject Three putti support a coat of arms (or an eagle displayed and crowned sable, della Pusterla, Milan (?))


Origin: 1451 ; Dalmatian, Novigrad

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.