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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 65

Summary Catalogue no.: 18646


Virgil , Eclogues
Language(s): Latin
Virgil , Georgics
Language(s): Latin
Virgil , Aeneid
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 578, pl. LV)

fol. 1r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Swan, bearing a partially erased coat of arms (gules with (?) a bend argent).

fol. 6v

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Profile head-and-shoulders portrait of a crowned king.


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Veneto

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 (6 images from 35mm slides)