Bound manuscript on paper: 276 leaves, 22 cm tall
HLS MS 75
This Italian manuscript, written in Latin in an attractive hand, begins with “Tiberias,” a treatise about the river Tiber. It is opened to the initial page, which features a spectacular hand-painted border of flowers, birds, and figures. The central illustration is of a surveyor and a lawyer (or judge) standing on the banks of the Tiber. Tiberias contains many smaller illustrations showing how to survey boundaries along rivers. The volume also includes a variety of canon and civil law treatises, as well as legal dictionaries. See every page online via its HOLLIS catalog record.