Demosthenes: Orationes

The source of the data sheet is the detailed description of the manuscript: ZSUPÁN, Edina, “Die Bibliotheca Corviniana im Kleinen. Beschreibung der lateinischen Corvinen der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek”, in FABIAN, Claudia, ZSUPÁN, Edina, Hrsg., Ex Bibliotheca Corviniana. Die acht Münchener Handschriften aus dem Besitz von König Matthias Corvinus. Bavarica et Hungarica 1. Supplementum Corvinianum 1. (Budapest: [OSZK], 2008.), 69–106., 85–87.


Shelfmark: Clm 310
Country: Germany
City: Munich
Keeper location: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Digitized corvina: at the keeper location
Author: Demosthenes (384 BC–322 BC); Aeschines (390/389 BC–c. 314 BC); pseudo-Aeschines; Philip II of Macedon (r. 359 BC–336 BC)
Content: Demosthenes: Orationes (1., 2., 3., 5., 8., 12. [Philip II of Macedon: Epistula ad Athenienses], 18.); Aeschines: Orationes (3.); pseudo-Aeschines: Epistulae (12.)
Translator: Leonardo Bruni (1370?–1444)
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: I + 110 + I*
Sheet size: 268 × 184 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: around 1465
Scriptor: Julianus Antonii de Prato
Illuminator: first heraldic painter (coat-of-arms of Matthias Corvinus)
Place of illumination: Florence; Buda (coat-of-arms of Matthias Corvinus)
Date of illumination: around 1465; late 1480s (coat-of-arms of Matthias Corvinus)
Crest: coat-of-arms of Matthias Corvinus (King of Hungary 1458–1490, King of Bohemia 1469–1490) as King of Hungary and Bohemia, with the raven of the Hunyadi family in the inescutcheon (first heraldic painter)
Possessor, provenience: the manuscript was decorated in Florence, in the workshop of Francesco di Antonio del Chierico (1433–1484); marginalia of Johannes de Zredna (1408?–1472) suggest that the volume was in his possession; it may have been placed in the library of king Matthias Corvinus after his death; it may have come from the estate of Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514) to the library of Johann Jakob Fugger (1516–1575) (Augsburg) in 1552; in 1571 it was transferred to the court library in Munich as part of the Fugger library
Binding: original corvina leather binding, gauffered-gilded edge
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: restored (1962)