Virgilius opera. Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis

Title:
Virgilius opera. Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis
Library:
Biblioteca Riccardiana
Language:
Latin
City:
FIRENZE, Italy and Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (Brera), Milano, Italy
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 492
Alternate Names:
Virgilio Riccardiano -- The Riccardiana V irgil --
Origin:
Florence, Italy
Dimensions:
254 folios -- ca. 350 x 250 mm.
Date Description:
Mid 15th century
Author:
Vergilius Maro (Virgil, Vergil) -- Niccolo de Ricci (scribe) -- Apollonio di Giovanni (artist) --
Content:
Bucolics, Georgics, and the Aeneid of Virgil --
Hand:
Humanistic cursive -- rubrics, often in capitalis rustica (rustic capital) -- catchwords (e.g., fol. 4v, 12v, 40v,
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
space for an illustration is left at the bottom of each page, but only the first page of the Bucolics (fol. 1r) and of the Georgics (fol. 18r), as well as Books 1 & 2 of the Aeneid are provided with miniatures: elaborate framed scenes on fols. 61v-105v, most are colored, but some are in various stages of completeness and other are simply outlined illustrations -- decorated foliate initials at beginning of the Bucolics, as well as each book of the Georgics,and theAeneid (fols. 1r, 18r, 28r, 38v, 49v, 61r, 75v-76r, 105r, 119r, 136r, 153v-154r, 169v-170r, 184r-185v, 200r-201v, 218r, 236r) -- smaller foliate initials when appropriate in Bucolics --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge PA 6801 .A2 1969 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color full-size reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
1969
Place of Publication:
Florence, Italy
Publisher:
Mycron, Florence, Italy
Printer:
Poligrafico Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
Notes:
Introduction by B. Maracchi Biagiarelli --
Type of Text:
classical, literature, secular, verse