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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 85

Summary Catalogue no.: 18666


Martial, Epigrams
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniature (retouched)

fol. 2v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Orpheus and Hermes. Arms of the Macinghi family of Florence.

Fine initials.

Good border added (?). (Pächt and Alexander ii. 581, pl. LV)

fol. 3r

  • Type border, right and lower margins
  • Subject Floral designs, panel with peacocks.


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, probably Padua

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

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.