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

MS. Rawl. B. 483

Summary Catalogue no.: 11830


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated and other initials. (P&A iii. 321, pl. XXVII)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Spiral formed by a dragon's body and tail, acanthus-leaf designs.

fol. 17v

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Caesara, Noah's niece, making the first voyage to Ireland in the year before the flood (boat with sailors on the sea, a woman disembarks).


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862-1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).