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

MS. Canon. Ital. 109

Summary Catalogue no.: 20161


Dante, Divine comedy

With capitolo by Jacopo Alighieri and the preface to his commentary (Roddewig)

Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander ii. 644, pl. LXII

Fine miniatures. The miniature on fol. 1 by a different hand.

Fine initials.


Origin: c. 1400 ; Italian, Bologna (?)

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 (A. Mortara, Catalogo dei manoscritti italiani che sotto la denominazione di Codici Canoniciani Italici si conservano nella Biblioteca Bodleiana a Oxford, Quarto Catalogues XI, 1864), with reference to other literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


    Marcella Roddewig, Dante Alighiere: Die göttliche Komödie (1984), no. 520

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.