Copied in 1337 in Florence by Francesco di ser Nardo da Barberino, Codice Trivulziano 1080 features one of the oldest and most treasured texts of Dante's Divine Comedy, along with works by Iacopo Alighieri and Bosone Novello da Gubbio. The elegant humanistic script is embellished by fine miniatures attributed to the Master of the Dominican Effigies.
From a decorative point of view, the codex is considered to be part of the so-called “Danti del Cento”, a large group of manuscripts of the Divine Comedy copied in Florence around the middle of the 14th century, all thought to have been penned by the same hand. From a philological point of view, the manuscript is regarded among the most important versions of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
In the early nineteenth century, the volume was purchased by the collector Gian Giacomo Trivulzio.