Baptista Mantuanus


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 445.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Baptista Mantuanus
Content: Parthenice prima, sive Mariana
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 68 fol.
Sheet size: 250 × 155 mm
Place of writing: Rome
Illuminator: Giovan Pietro Birago
Place of illumination: Rome
Crest: Coat-of-arms of Antonio Pignatelli (Pope Innocent XII 1691‒1700), under it: King Matthias' coat-of-arms
Possessor, provenience: King Matthias Hunyadi; Antonio Pignatelli (crest, f. 1r); Lajos Ernszt; National Széchényi Library purchased it from Lajos Ernszt in 1939.
Binding: modern leather binding, the pattern of which imitates that of the corvinas
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Due to improper conservation, illumination of the codex was badly damaged; the current order of sheets is inaccurate.
Comment: Two (onetime ff. 73, 74) of the five missing sheets of the codex can be found at BAV, 11477, ff. 71, 72, comp. Pócs 2017.
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: None