Tacitus: Annalium libri XI-XVII.
The manuscript was copied in Florence but illuminated in Rome.
On the margins there are notes of Johannes Vitez of Zredna (1408?–1472), archbishop of Esztergom. At the end of the volume, he recorded the place and the year of his reading:
“Jo[hannes] Ar[chiepiscopus Strigoniensis] legi transcurrendo 1467 sed mansit inemendatus”.
(“I read it through in 1467 but remained unfinished. Joannes archbishop.”) (Edina Zsupán)
Source: The Corvina Library and the Buda Worskhop: [National Széchényi Library, November 6, 2018 –February 9, 2019] A Guide to the Exhibition; introduction and summary tables: Edina Zsupán; object descriptions: Edina Zsupán, Ferenc Földesi; English translation: Ágnes Latorre, Budapest: NSZL, 2018, p. 158
DATA SHEETShelfmark: Cod. Lat. 9.
Keeper location: University Library, Eötvös Loránd University
Content: Annales XI–XVI; Historiae I–IV
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 134 fol.
Sheet size: 355 × 255 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: before 1464
Scriptor: Dominicus Cassii di Narnia, unsigned
Illuminator: Gioacchhino de Gigantibus (?)
Place of illumination: Rome
Date of illumination: before 1464
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms; "second" heraldic painter, Buda, late 1480s
Possessor, provenience: King Matthias Hunyadi; Ottoman sultans; it was returned to Hungary as a present of Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
Entries: On the margins there are notes of Johannes Vitéz of Zredna (c. 1408–1472), archbishop of Esztergom. At the end of the volume, he recorded the place and the year of his reading: "Jo[hannes] Ar[chiepiscopus Strigoniensis] legi transcurrendo 1467 sed mansit inemendatus." (f. 133v)
Binding: 19th-century, paper board, red Turkish leather binding. Originally bound in violet velvet; the name of the author on the Buda-style fore edge reads: CORNELIUS TACITUS
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored (NSZL, Ágnes Ádám and Mária Czigler, 1989)