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MS. Canon. Misc. 567

Summary Catalogue no.: 20043


Benvenutus de Rambaldis de Imola, Commentary on Dante, Purgatory
Colophon: Per mj Ant. V 1491 adj 16 otubrio (fol. 174v)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 174 + iii medieval leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 225 mm.


2 cols., c. 46-7 lines, column space 235-40 × 60 mm.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 670, pl. LXIV:

Good historiated border.

Good historiated initials.

Good initials. (Watson: 'uncoloured designs for further initials'.)



Origin: 1491 ; Italian, Bologna (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Arms, fol. 1: paly of five azure and argent, Aerosti of Bologna

Jacopo Soranzo, his MS. 330 in f. (J. B. Mitchell card-index, Bodleian Library)

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (2021) from the following sources:
Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 376
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, II (1970), no. 670
Quarto Catalogue (1854)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Last Substantive Revision

2021-11-09: Description revised with reference to Watson