Philostratus: Heroica


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 417.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Philostratus
Content: Heroica; Imagines; De vitis sophistarum; Epistolae
Translator: Antonio Bonfini
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 173 fol.
Sheet size: 358 × 222 mm
Place of writing: Buda
Date of writing: late 1480s
Scriptor: Scriptor of the Philostratus corvina (probably local)
Illuminator: Boccardino il Vecchio; "first" heraldic painter (ff. … waist figures of historicizing initials)?
Place of illumination: definitely Buda
Date of illumination: late 1480s
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms (underneath: Matthias ….), Boccardino il Vecchio, probably Buda, between 1487 and 1490 (folio numbers)
Possessor, provenience: King Matthias Hunyadi; Johannes Gremper; Johannes Cuspinianus; Johannes Fabri, Bishop of Vienna (comp. possessor entries on the endleaves and the printed bookplate at the right); St. Nicolas College of the University of Vienna (1540); University of Vienna; Imperial Court Library, Vienna (1756); in line with the Venice Agreement (signed on November 27, 1932), it was returned to National Széchényi Library.
Binding: original gilded leather corvina binding; gauffered, gilded edge (1490, made during the reign of King Ulászló II); (heavily restored)
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored: NSZL Éva Fodor 1981-1982
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: None