Trapezuntius: Rhetoricorum libri


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 281.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Georgius Trapezuntius
Content: Rhetoricorum libri
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 121 fol.
Sheet size: 366 × 273 mm
Place of writing: Hungary (Buda?, Esztergom?)
Date of writing: ca. 1470
Scriptor: Originating from the same scriptor as Wolfenbüttel, HAB, Cod. Guelf. 69. 9 Aug. 4o.
Illuminator: Francesco da Castello
Place of illumination: Buda
Date of illumination: between 1488 and 1490
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms; Francesco da Castello, in the late 1480s
Possessor, provenience: Abdülaziz, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire gave it as a present to Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria in 1869.
Binding: no binding, only wooden boards; one patch from the original (purple) velvet corvina binding; painted-gilded edge, made in Buda (probably in the late 1480s)
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored: NSZL Dezső Sasvári 1940; Ágnes Kálmán-Horváth, 1989
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: None