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

MS. Canon. Gr. 7

Summary Catalogue no.: 18460


1. (fols. 1r-40r)
Aratus, Phaenomena

Fol. 40v blank.

Language(s): Greek
2. (fols. 41r-72r)
Aristotle, Poetica
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (one stock throughout: see Hutter)


Fols. 1r-40r written by Joannes Rhosos at Venice in 1488, colophon, fol. 41r, transcribed in the Quarto Catalogue and Hutter.

Fols. 41r-72r, hand identified as that of Joannes Plousiadenos (see Hutter)


Ornamental strips and decorated initials. (Hutter iii. 181)


Origin: 1488 ; Italian, Venice (fols. 1-40; fols. 41-72 contemporary)

Provenance and Acquisition

Earlier foliation from 210 to 279 (Hutter).

Jacopo Soranzo (J. B. Mitchell card-index, Bodleian Library)

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969). with additional reference to other published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2021-11-30: Matthew Holford: added information from Hutter on scribes and paper stock; Soranzo provenance added.