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

MS. Canon. Ital. 258

Summary Catalogue no.: 20310

Contents

Computistical and astrological texts
Language(s): Latin and Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper

Decoration

Fine miniature (drawing pricked from the verso) of the classical bronze statue of a youth found at Magdalensberg (Helenenberg) in 1502. Deriving from a drawing probably by the elder Cranach. Good border, representational and other diagrams and tables. (P&A ii. 997, pl. LXXXII)

History

Origin: 16th century, beginning (after 1502) ; Italian, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on 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) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)