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'Veterum Hispaniae deorum manes sive reliquiae, Ruderico Caro Bætico autore, MDCXXIIX', containing copies of many Latin inscriptions: with added notes, written in the 17th cent.

MS. D'Orville 47

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Includes (fol. 74) 'Excerpta ex libro geographic Nubiensis, qui vocatur Relaxatio Animi curiosi ab Nuba quodam Arabe [Mohammed ben Mohammed Idrisi] composite', translated into Latin by Gabriel Sionita.

The Arabic original was printed at Paris in 1629: this is a copy of the translation. The writer lived in the 12th century, and describes North Africa and Spain. At fol. 86 are notes on the Spanish part by Rudericus Carus Bæticus, with additions.


  • written in the 17th cent.


122 Leaves


MS. D'Orville 47

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 2. 15

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 16925

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/2 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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