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


Fine historiated border (damaged), historiated and other initials. By the school of Francesco d'Antonio del Cherico . Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 291, pl. XXVI)

fol. 1r

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


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 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 (1 image from 35mm slides)