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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 218

Summary Catalogue no.: 18799


Cicero, De oratore
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by Angelus Vadius in humanistic script in Novigrad, fol. 120v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 950)


Fine historiated border.

fol. 1v

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

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 950, pl. LXXX)


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 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).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 187

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.