Caesar: Opera


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 11.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: University Library, Eötvös Loránd University
Author: C. Julius Caesar – Hirtius – Unknown authors(s)
Content: Corpus Caesarianum (Caesar: The Gallic War, with the supplement by Hirtius; The Civil War; [Hirtius]: On the Alexandrine War; Unknown author: On the African War; Unknown author: On the Hispanic War)
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 212 fol.
Sheet size: 324 × 230 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: 1460–1470
Scriptor: Angelus
Place of illumination: Florence
Date of illumination: 1460–1470
Crest: The front of the codex is only fragmentarily preserved; the title-page that supposedly was decorated with King Matthias’ coat of arms, is missing.
Possessor, provenience: The manuscript originally belonged to Marino Tomacelli who spent several years in Florence as ambassador of Ferdinand I of Aragon, King of Naples. King Matthias Hunyadi; Ottoman sultans; it was returned to Hungary as a present of Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
Entries: Marinus Tomacellus scribi fecit amicis aeque ac sibi. Angelus scripsit (f. 212r)
Binding: 19th-century, paper board, red Turkish leather binding. Originally violet velvet binding; the title on the Buda-style edge reads: COMMENTARIA CESARIS
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored (NSZL, Mrs. László Ballagó, 1989)