From Flickr: “Decorated initial and Arabic annotation in Vergilius Maro, Publius: Opera” by University of Glasgow Library

April 16, 2015 Uncategorized

Vergilius Maro, Publius: Opera. Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis, with argumenta. Additional texts. Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis, bishop of Aleria.Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [1471]. Double page opening of text ([61v]-[62r]) with principal initial ‘A’ supplied in gold on a background of white-vine decoration with marginal extensions; on the recto page a marginal annotation in Arabic in a 16th entury hand: ‘Today Lipari in the land of Naples’ [ie glossing ‘Eolium’underlined in the text. (Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.7).

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