Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 358 Letter to Rodolfo Pio da Carpi


Letter to Rodolfo Pio da Carpi


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Call number

LJS 358
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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The University of Pennsylvania Libraries


In Latin


Letter to the Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, a humanist and member of the Roman Inquisition. The author, unknown but perhaps from the Italian town of Como (as he refers to Pliny the Elder as nostro cittadino), provides commentary on Varro's De re rustica, III.5-6, describing Varro's villa and its aviary. The fifth leaf, now missing, probably contained a plan of the aviary, as referred to in the letter. The letter consists of 3 bifolia, with the fifth leaf missing. It is written in 30-31 long lines, in a humanistic cursive script, on paper with a watermark of a circumscribed sailboat, addressed Al reverendissimo et illustrissimo Cardinale de Carpi on the verso of the sixth leaf.


1 305 x 210 (240 x 155) mm


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