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

MS. Lat. class. c. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 34083


Lucan, Pharsalia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Written in humanistic script by Lionardus de Piodunis in the house of Antonius de Piodunis 'in vicinia burgi sancti Stephani porta natalis Cremone', fol. 142v.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 838:

Good border.

Good historiated initial.

fol. 3r

  • Type initial B(ella)
  • Subject Six-line initial with portrait of the author seated at desk.

Good other initials.

fol. 25r

  • Type map
  • Subject Map, showing sea, 'Insula', 'Ciuitas', 'Italia', etc.


Origin: 1463 ; Italian, Cremona

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1924). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 532

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.