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Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Palat. lat. 1564


Additional Information

  • Appr. Date: 9th c. (9th c.)
  • Genres: Geography
  • Illustrations: No


A Carolingian codex containing a collection of agrimensorial texts.
The codex is richly illustrated and contains wonderful portraits of an emperor and learned among many others.

The reader is particularly referred to the excellent entry in Elmar Mittler’s (ed.)  Bibliotheca Palatina exhibition catalogue (p. 129-130). (Please see bibliographical references)

The catalogue notes that the foliation is sometimes mistaken.

This ms. is not described in any of Vatican’s current serial print catalogues.
The Vatican's online search engine (see Online Resources) does not as of this writing always provide stable URL's, but manuscripts can be searched by shelfmark with an "Index" search. These often provide bibliographical material and there are very many there for this famous manuscript.