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

MS. Canon. Ital. 115

Summary Catalogue no.: 20167


Capitolo by Menghino Mezzani (fols. 1r-4v)

Capitolo by Jacopo Alighieri (fols. 5r-6r)

Raccoglimento by Boccaccio (fols. 6v.10v)

Language(s): Italian (Venetian dialect according to Roddewig)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Written by Marino Sanudo of Venice. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 441, pl. XLIII). Companion volume to MS. Canon. Ital. 116 (Paradiso), signed by the same scribe and dated 1422 at Montagnana near Padua (Watson, Dated & Datable, no. 233).


Miniatures (drawings) copying an earlier model. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 441, pl. XLIII)


Origin: 15th century, beginning (c. 1422) ; Italian, Venice or area

Provenance and Acquisition

Francico Sanuto, fol. ii, s. xvi/xvii.

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)


    Marcella Roddewig, Dante Alighiere: Die göttliche Komödie (1984), no. 524

Last Substantive Revision

2021-11-09: Description revised with reference to Pächt and Alexander and Roddewig