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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 266

Summary Catalogue no.: 18847


Caesar, works
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 291)


Fine historiated border (damaged).

  • Type border, upper, left and lower margins
  • Subject Interlace, floral designs, gold disks, birds, dogs, putto. In the lower margin two winged putti support a medallion left blank to be filled with a coat of arms.

Fine historiated initials.

fol. 1r

  • Type initial G
  • Subject Armoured warrior with a sword and a shield.

Fine initials. By the school of Francesco d'Antonio del Cherico .(Pächt and Alexander ii. 291, pl. XXVI)


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Florence

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

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.