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

MS. Canon. Ital. 151

Summary Catalogue no.: 20203


Augustine, De civitate dei (Italian translation)
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Good initial in style of 15th century, first half (painted over penwork initial and possibly a much later fake). Written in 1461 (not 1361, watermarks are 15th century, middle) by Pietro di Bonaghuida di Martino 'al presente venditore in doghana di Firenze' for Francesco ...., partly erased inscription, fol. 264v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 279)


Origin: 1461 (?) ; Italian, Florence

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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 236

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.