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Call Number: MS Hunter 417 (V.4.1)
Date of Creation: Between 1466 and 1467
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Pvblii Vergilii Maronis, Opera.
Vegii Maffei Lavdensis, Aeneidos Appendix. (Liber XIII.)
On iv, 1 verso in the same hand: Aello occupite celeno Tres harpie | Per ternas methas fatorum ducitur etas | Principium vite moderatur cloto perite | } Tres parce sunt fatales | Lachesis affatur fors vite que teneatur | Atropos immitis ad opus trahit omnia ditis | [aftr a space] Tres agitant mentes furie ratione carentes | Si sibi bachatur mens: tunc alletho vocatur | } Tres furie infernales | Ac tunc thesiphone: rumpit cum iurgia voce | ac si tibi fera despumant ora: megera | [after a space] Culeus et boreas aquilo vulturnus et eurus | Subpolanus agunt proprietate opus | } nomina 12 ventorum | Affricus et zephyrus chorus nothus auster et euro | Assunt ab oppositis bella minantur eis | [after a space] A. gellius 2 noctum atticarum capitulo xxi Here follow 11 lines of an abridged quotation from A. Gellius' Noctes Atticae. [= Ed. Hertz, p. 95, 7.-p. 96, 16].
On v, 1 recto, shown through iii, 2. with which it is 'made', in a contemporary hand: Publij Virgilij Maronis libri eneydos.
On v, 1 verso is an (astrological) diagram of the Zodiac by the same hand: SOL, in the centre is surrounded by two circular borders, the inner blank, the outer bearing the names of the signs: Aries, [at the top, marked with a cross] Taurus, Gemini, etc. From each of the signs radii are directed to the centre, while round the circle in the direction of the signs are two lines of writing (beginning in the section between Pisces and Aries): Aquose et Ignee nature Terree et Ventose et Aquose et Ignee et Terree et Ventose et Aquose et Ignee et Terre et Ventose et. The second line (beginning at the same place): est Jouis et est martis est veneris est mercurij est lune est solis est mercurij est veneris est martis est Jovis est saturni est saturni.
On 1, 1 verso in a late XV. Cent. hand: Ex legato domini Alberti Schuersack | quondam canonici et Scholastici | huius ecclesii beate Marie Traiectensis.
Below this in Albert Schuersack's hand is a diagrammatic orbis terrarum. Two concentric circles contain the cardinal points (beginning at the top), all being marked like Aries, in the previous diagram, with an external cross: . ORIENS . MERIDIES . OCCIDENS . SEPTENTRIO . The upper half of the interior is marked: . ASIA . under which, in a T-shaped division, MARE MEDITERRANEVM (along the top limb, while down the stem, under the first syllable of the second word, the continuation DITERRANEVM follows); the left quarter is marked EVROPA, the right AFRICA, while the bottom corners of these divisions are marked off and contain respectively the first and second syllables of the word Ha des. Above each cross are the names of the winds: Eurus, Auster, Zephirus, Boreas; at right angles to these and parallel with each other are the following pairs: Vulturnus Subpolanus, Nothus Eurothus, Favonius Chorus, Aquilo Circius; between the first and third pairs and the outer circle are written; aquilo vulturnus, aphrica caurus.
On 18, 9 verso in the same hand: Johanni duci Burgundie Karolus aurelianorum dux | Te licet atra palus herebi, septemplici muro | Ambiat; aut flegeton ardens; aut sedibus imis | Inferni lateas, caligine nubis operatus | Aut si bella gerant per te; quicumque potentes | Ferre manum gladios; validis torquere lacertis | Spicula; vel celeres arcu proferre sagittas; | Te prius ad tumulum cedam . cesumque litabo | Ante nomen (?) stigium, cesi prius ultor et heros; | Si me fata sinant annos extendere factis | [one line space] Respnsio Burgundi | Si cecidisse tuum iusta ratione parentem | Ambigis; ut sileam; suadet pudor honor honestas. | Nam tuus ille patri, terris inuisus et astris; | Ob scelerum sordes, inopina cede peremptus | Occubuit . finemque malis nox vna diebus | Mitius imposuit; quam ius exposceret aut fas. | Hinc mihi bella tantum minitans cedeque rapinas | Seuus ubique facis. Sed si mihi iusta secundet | Bella deus; scelerum penas in pondere pendes;
On 18, 10 verso in nearly contemporary hands: Epitaphium Julij cesaris factum a Virgilio | Cesar tantus eras; quantus et orbis. | Et nunc exigua clauderis vrna. | Posthac quisque sciat se ruiturum | Et quod nulla mori gloria tollit | [after two lines space] In macedum (?) campis vltus iam cesaris vmbras | Sum pater augustus . bellis annisque suberbus. | Meque meos sensit fugiens anthonius enses. | Quantum ingens mundus; quantum nominis alta potestas | Tantus in orbe fui . terras pontumque subegi: | Vix celum superis et sidera summa reliqui. | Lucanus in persona pompei | Non omnis occidi, nec sic mea fata premuntur | vt nequeam releuare caput, cladesque receptus | Excutiam (?) | Horacius | Quid non ebrietas designat (?) aperta recludit. | Spes iubet esse ratas . ad prelia trudit inermem. | Sollicitis animis onus eximit. ac docet artes. | Fecundi calices quem non fecere disertum (?) [= Horace, Ep. I. v. 16-19.] These 19 lines may be by the writer of this MS., the following are later: Epitaphium Pallantis filij euandrj | Filius euandri pallas; quem lancea turni | Militis occidit: more suo iacet hic; | Nocte pluit tota redeunt spectacula mane | Diuisum Imperium cum Joue cesar habet; | Hos ego uersiculos feci; tulit alter honorem. | Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves | Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boues | Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes | Sic vos non vobis | nidificatis aves.
Vegio Maffei of Lodi (1406-1458) was an Italian poet and moralist.
[Formerly S.4.5; S.4.48]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10 5/8 x 8, ff. 282, well, though hastily, written in a Dutch hand (at Campen), in single cols. of 25 lines, each 8 x 4, margined by folding, no ruling, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation (all probably cropped), rubricated and ornamental initials, rubricated running titles, the first letter of each line touched with vermilion, marginalia rare, much cropped, otherwise fairly well preserved and clean, somewhat worm-holed in lower margins at the end of the volume, where it is also damaged by damp, fol. sec. Tityre. Cent. XV. (5th Dec., 1467).
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson (faded) grained Russia, gilt-tooled inside margins, edges and sides, sham panelled back, saffron edges, same binding as the next volume (V.4.2) and U.4.12-15, title (gilt): VIRGILIUS | M.S. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 340.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Dutch
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'The Prince of Poets', Glasgow University Library, Jan.-Mar. 1995.
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 339-341.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Vegio Maffei 1406-1458
Of Lodi.
author: Publius Virgil 70-19 B.C.
Publius Vergilius Maro.
exhibition: Prince of Poets 1995
Exhibition: The Prince of Poets: Virgil through Ten Centuries, Glasgow University Library, 16 January- 25 March 1995.
provenance: Albert Schuersack fl.c.1475
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