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MS. D'Orville 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 16879

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: iii + 72 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.375 × 9.375 in.




Parisian binding, 16th century, for Cardinal Antoine de Granvelle, with his emblem of a two-headed crowned eagle at each corner of the central panel; cf. Besançon MS. 484.


Provenance and Acquisition

Cardinal Antoine de Granvelle, 1517-1586: his binding.

François Perrenot de Granvelle, 1559-1607; identifiable in the 1607 inventory of his books at Besançon (Marie-Claire Waille. La bibliothèque des Granvelle : inventaire des livres et manuscrits présents au Palais Granvelle en 1607 : Edition du Ms. 1627, f. 38-80, de la Bibliothèque municipale de Besançon, Besançon : Académie de Besançon et de Franche-Comté, 2017; not seen in full).

Nicolas-Joseph Foucault, 1643–1721; acquired at the dispersal of his library by:

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751) (MS. D'Orville 302, p. 1).

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/1766–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

MS. D'Orville 1 – Part 1


(fol. 1)
Ps.-Apollodorus Athenaeus, Bibliotheca
Rubric: 'Απολλοδώρου 'Αθηναίου γραμματικοῦ Βιβλιοθήκη
(See MS. D'Orville 130, Item 6, fol. 34, for an eighteenth-century transcription that is prorbably from this manuscript)
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Origin: 15th century

MS. D'Orville 1 – Part 2


(fol. 53)
Agathemerus, Hypotyposis geographiae
Rubric: Άγαθημἑρους[sic] τοῦ ῍Ορθωνος ΓεωγραΦίας ύποτύπωσις
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Ioannes Mauromates (RGK I no. 171)


Origin: 16th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (February 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes and Matthew Holford from the Summary Catalogue (1897); date of part 2 corrected with reference to RGK; additional description of provenance.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2024-02-28: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)