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

MS. Digby 46

Summary Catalogue no.: 1647


Bernardus Silvester, Experimentarius
Language(s): Latin
Treatise on geomancy
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures (coloured drawings), copies of MS. Ashmole 304. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 659, pl. LXVI)


Origin: 14th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (43 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.