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MS. Canon. Misc. 554

Summary Catalogue no.: 20030


Prosdocimus de Beldemandis, works
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Ptolemy, Centiloquium
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander ii. 598, pl. LVII:

Fine miniatures (drawings). Partly copies of Guariento's frescoes in the church of the Eremitani at Padua. Written by Candus, nephew of Prosdocimus, fol. 195, and a second humanistic hand, fols. 94–153v, of slightly later date.


Origin: 15th century (in part 1435) ; Italian, Padua

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 (1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (53 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 373 (fols. 1-93, 174v-225)

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.