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

MS. Canon. Ital. 258

Summary Catalogue no.: 20310


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Pächt and Alexander ii. 997, pl. LXXXII:

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.

Good representational and other diagrams and tables.


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 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

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.