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

MS. Buchanan d. 5



Commission from Francesco Donà, doge of Venice, to Marco Cigogna as rettore of Tinos and Mykonos.

A title-page from a dogale of Niccolò de Ponte, doge 1578–1585, replaces the original first leaf.

Language(s): Latin and Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 47 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 225 × 150 mm.


1 col., 23 lines; written space 150 × 95 mm.


Humanistic cursiva


Coloured initials


Gold-tooled leather, mid-16th century


Origin: Italy, Venice ; 1548 and 1578 × 1585

Provenance and Acquisition

Dating clause, fol 43v, and date ‘M.D.XLVIII’ on the binding.

Rt. Hon. T. R. Buchanan (1846–1911).

His widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan.

Given by her to the Bodleian in 1941.

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2019) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 139.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-08-14: First online publication.