Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

De mulieribus claris : manuscript, [ca. 1425]

Creator/Contributor:
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, creator
Silva, Hercules, former owner.
Creation Date:
1425
Place Of Origin:
Italy
Description:
Contains 24 chapters, selection from the first 64 chapters of Boccaccio's work.
Extent:
10 leaves, bound : vellum, ill. ; 34 cm.
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Drawings-Italian-15th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval-Italy-1400-1450.
Manuscripts, Renaissance-Italy-1400-1450.
Biography
Subjects:
Women--Biography
Notes:
Written in an unidentified hand in a textualis rotunda script in 2 columns of 47 lines; 20 pen and ink preliminary drawings for historiated initials, with blank spaces for another 4 initials, never executed.
Written and illuminated in Florence, Italy.
Title derived from heading on f. 1v.
Bound in 20th-cent. vellum over boards.
In a tray case, 35 cm.
Also available in an electronic version.
Cite As:
MS Richardson 41. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Series:
Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Repository:
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990098897000203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990098897000203941/catalog