Vol. 23 No. 2 (2022): Vestigia II Research – Documents Related to Hungary from Mantua, Modena and Milan
Vestigia II Research

I codici corviniani della Biblioteca Estense

Anna Rosa Venturi
Biblioteca Estense Universitaria Modena

Published 02-08-2022

How to Cite

Venturi, A. R. (2022). I codici corviniani della Biblioteca Estense. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 23(2), 415–420. Retrieved from https://ojs.ppke.hu/verbum/article/view/187


The history of the Corvinian books is long and controversial. Their traces have been followed all over the world, so that it has been possible to virtually reconstruct a meaningful portion of the extraordinary collection that Matthias Hunyadi put together. Tracking the origin of the seventeen codices which ended up in the Estense Library is quite simple: they were bought in a single lot by the Duke Alfonso II of Este in Venice. However, today there are only fifteen of them, and they were exhibited in Modena in 2002. They are being examined one more time, with the aim to add some new insight.