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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 68

Summary Catalogue no.: 18649

Contents

Lucan , Pharsalia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 193, pl. XVIII)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Profile half-figure of the author, wearing a hood, hand raised.
  • Type initial B
  • Subject Julius Caeser (profile half-figure of a bearded man in armour, wreath on the head, hand raised).
  • Type full border
  • Subject Floral designs, gold disks, partially erased coat of arms.

History

Origin: 14th century, end ; Italian, Lombardy

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 (2 images from 35mm slides)