From Flickr: “Decorated page with unidentified coat of arms 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]. Opening page of the Bucolica ([20r]) with an eight-line initial “T” supplied in gold and set on a square ground of white-vine decoration defined in crimson, blue and green, which continues as a border into the four margins; incorporated into the lower margin is a coat of arms of an unidentified owner depicting within a gold roundel the figure of Justice in green, pink and white robes holding a sword and scales, and in the fore-ground a dog(?) seated sideways on its hindquarters and holding a shield on which is the letter “N” and two stars. (Sp Coll Hunterian Be.2.7.

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