Averulinus: De architectura libri XXV.

In terms of production and court representation, the Averulinus Corvina is the closest volume to the Philostratus Corvina. The work itself is the most important tractate on architecture of the 15th century. The original Italian-language text was brought to the royal court by Francesco Bandini, a key figure of the Florence-Buda relations. As well as the Philostratus Corvina, this volume was also translated into Latin by Bonfini who added a preface to King Matthias. Both the scribe of the codex and the illuminator of the exquisitely decorated introducing pages were masters of the Buda workshop, although the identity of the illuminator is still debated in art history research. Some experts think the illumination was made by Francesco da Castello, while others classify it as a work of the Cassianus group. (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. 102


Shelfmark: Lat. VIII, 2 (=2796)
Country: Italy
City: Venice
Keeper location: Biblioteca Nazionale di San Marci
Digitized corvina: at the keeper location