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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 274

Summary Catalogue no.: 18855


Vegetius, De re militari
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written in humanistic script by Jacobus Curlus on the order of Alfonso V , fol. 115v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 363)


Fine miniature.

fol. 1v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject A knight on horseback (Alfonso V of Aragon, I of Naples (?)).

Fine borders.

fol. 1v

  • Type full border
  • Subject Floral designs; two angels support a shield with the arms of Aragon and Calabria quartered.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 363, pl. XXXV)


Origin: 1442–1458 ; Italian, Naples

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).


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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.