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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


Fine miniature, borders, initials. Written in humanistic script by Jacobus Curlus on the order of Alfonso V , fol. 115v. (P&A ii. 363, pl. XXXV)

fol. 1v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject A knight on horseback (Alfonso V of Aragon, I of Naples (?)).
  • Type full border
  • Subject Floral designs; two angels support a shield with the arms of Aragon and Calabria quartered.


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 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.


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)