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Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 44
Manuscript TitleCaesar, Commentarii
CaptionParchment · 132 ff. · 33.6 x 23 cm · Italy, probably Naples · around 1480
Manuscript SummaryThis copy of Cesar's "Commentarii" from about 1480 attests to the great popularity this text attained during the early Renaissance (there are more than 240 surviving manuscripts of the "Commentarii" from the 15th century). This manuscript was produced in the atelier of the illuminator Cola Rapicano in Naples. The "bianchi girari" (white vine) book decoration and the illuminated initial capitals which mark the beginning of each book are of a type often found in codices containing humanistic works. The illuminated initial capital on fol. 1r, on the other hand, portrays the Roman ruler in an unusual way, as an armored horseman.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 85-87.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-cb-0044 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cb-0044)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0044/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 44: Caesar, Commentarii (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0044).
DecorationFigurative, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental
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