Ficinus: Epistolarum libri III et IV

The source of the data sheet is the detailed description of the manuscript: ZSUPÁN, Edina, “Beschreibung der Corvinen der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel”, in ZSUPÁN, Edina, Hrsg., unter Mitarbeit von HEITZMANN, Christian, Corvina Augusta. Die Handschriften des Königs Matthias Corvinus in der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. Ex Bibliotheca Corviniana. Supplementum Corvinianum 3. (Budapest: Bibliotheca Nationalis Hungariae, 2004.), 27–121., 104–113.


Shelfmark: Cod. Guelf. 12. Aug. 4°
Country: Germany
City: Wolfenbüttel
Keeper location: Herzog August Bibliothek
Digitized corvina: at the keeper location
Author: Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499)
Content: Epistolarum ad amicos libri III–IV
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: I + 148 + III*
Sheet size: 228 × 155 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: 1481–1482
Scriptor: Sebastiano Salvini
Illuminator: Francesco Rosselli (1445–between 1508/1513)
Place of illumination: Florence
Date of illumination: 1481–1482
Crest: coat of arms of Matthias Corvinus (King of Hungary 1458–1490, King of Bohemia 1469–1490), with the Dalmatian coat of arms in the third field, the Bohemian lion in the fourth field, the Hunyadi raven in the inescutcheon; medallion: coat of arms of Matthias Corvinus, with the Hunyadi raven in the first field, the Árpád-stripes in the second, the Bohemian lion in the third, the emblem of the Order of the Dragon in the fourth
Possessor, provenience: the codex was made as a gift to Matthias Corvinus in Florence in 1481 or the first half of 1482; the manuscript was personally brought to Buda by the Florentine humanist Francesco Bandini (?–1490) before 20 September 1482; after Matthias's death, the fate of the manuscript is unknown until 15 March 1623, when Thomas Lansius (1577–1657), professor at Tübingen, presented it to Augustus II, Duke of Brunswick (r. 1635-1666) (the letter of presentation is pasted into the manuscript)
Binding: original velvet binding (probably Florence), gauffered-gilded edge
Language of corvina: Latin