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Detailed record for Burney 343

Author Johannes Jovianus Pontanus
Title Partenopeius
Origin Italy, S. (Naples)
Date 3rd quarter of the 15th century (after 1455)
Language Latin
Script Humanistic, written ‘above top line
Scribe By the same scribe as Burney 133.
Decoration 1 miniature, in colours and gold, occupying the space left for a large initial, accompanied by a full inhabited border, with putti, birds, animals, etc., and heraldic arms and devices, in colours and gold (f. 1). Small white vine-stem initials, in colours and gold.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 140 (145 x 80)
Official foliation ff. iii + 31 (ff. i-iii, 29-31 are paper flyleaves)
Collation i-iii8 (ff. 1-24), iv4 (ff. 25-28).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of brown leather.
Provenance Alfonso II, duke of Calabria (1448-1495), king of Naples (1494-1495): with his arms and devices (f. 1); formerly bound with Burney 133 (as shown by offsets on the final page of the present volume); with corrections by Giovanni Pontano (b. 1426, d. 1503) himself (e.g. f. 19), according to the unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library.
Unidentified owner: erased inscription (f. 1, lower margin; apparently not of San Miguel de los Reyes).
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Notes The text was composed 1455-1458.
Not in Tammaro de Marinis, La biblioteca napoletana dei re d’Aragona 4 vols (Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1952).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 92.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum. A finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries, 7 vols (London: Warburg Institute, 1963; repr. 1977-1997) IV (Alia Itinera II): Great Britain to Spain (1989), p. 134.
Last revised: 14 February 2005


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