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Ms. Codex 1134 Instructions to Nicolaus Theupulo
TitleInstructions to Nicolaus Theupulo
- Gritti, Andrea, 1455-1538 Gritti, Andrea, 1455-1538
Other related names
- Theupulo, Nicolaus, recipient
Call numberMs. Codex 1134
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4258574
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with occasional paragraphs in Italian
Instructions to Nicolaus Theupulo on his appointment by the Doge of Venice to govern Brescia for one year. At this time, Brescia had been under Venetian control for a century, but had experienced recent hostilities with the French; as such, the instructions mention events and governmental decisions from the 15th and early 16th centuries, as well as setting out specific guidelines for Theupulo's tenure in Brescia. Instructions are followed by a table of contents, listing the 76 parts of the instructions (each paragraph is numbered in the text). Notarized by Petrus Grafoldarius.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
Extent31 leaves : 228 x 160 (160 x 100) mm. bound to 236 x 171 mm
CollationParchment, iii (modern paper) + 31 + iii (modern paper); 1⁶(-6) 2¹⁰ 3¹⁰ 4⁶; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingModern half calf.
Decorated initials "S.H.D.E." (f. 1r); inscriptional capitals in red and blue throughout; illuminated border (f. 2r) has a gray background with vines and flowers in gold, green, pink, red, yellow, blue, light gray, and orange, as well as three pastoral scenes, depicting the lion of St. Mark (the symbol of Venice), a coat-of-arms depicting the corno ducale (the ducal hat of the doges of Venice), trees, mountains, and bodies of water; authorial heading in gold against a gold background, illustrated to look like a stone inscription.
- Sold by Bernard Lesnick (Philadelphia), 1960.
- Notarial documents
- Manuscripts, Latin--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Decoration: Illuminated border, f. 2r
Decoration: Miniature, Lion of St. Mark, f. 2r
Decoration: Miniature, Tree, f. 2r
Decoration: Miniature, Coat of arms with corno ducale, f. 2r
Decoration: Illuminated heading, f. 2r
Decoration: Illuminated initial, Initial C, f. 2r