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MS. Selden Supra 67

Summary Catalogue no.: 3455



A copy of the Latin deed of Doge Nicolò Tron (1471–1473) appointing Christoforo Duodo as master (rector) of four galleys proceeding to Flanders, with 123 instructions, dated 1st August 1466 and altered to 1472 (fol. 25v): 'Dat' in nostro ducali palatio. die primo augusti. Indictione xiiijma Lxxij

Followed at fol. 26 by seventy-four general instructions for the galleys, in Italian, 6th March, 1472/1473

Andrew Watson notes that the correct indiction for 1466 is 'iiii' and not 'xiiij', as is given here. The Italian section of the document begins on fol. 26 with the heading 'Mcccclxxij. die. vj. martij in rogatis' (Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 699

Language(s): Italian and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 32 + i leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.25 × 7.75 in.
Dimensions (leaf): 255 × 185 mm.


Stained by damp


1 col., 38 lines, column space 190 × 120 mm.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 506, Pl. XLVIII

Fine border

Fine historiated initial. On fol. 2 is a fine miniature of St. Nicholas, quarter length; and at the foot of the border, the Duodo arms


Origin: 1472 ; Italian, Venice

Provenance and Acquisition

John Selden, 1584–1654

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1659

Record Sources

Description adapted by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 699

Last Substantive Revision

2023-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)