Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 438 Sonetti fatti per l'assedio di Vienna
TitleSonetti fatti per l'assedio di Vienna
- Vattielli, Giovanni,
Call numberMs. Codex 438
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 2486609
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian and Latin
A personal compilation by Vattielli of occasional poetry circulating in Lombardy from ca. the 1680s through at least 1703. The poems deal with both large historical events like the siege of Vienna or the election of Pope Clement XI and personal events among the Lombard nobility, occasionally there seems to be the summary of a play he's seen, "La regina d'Italia" (f. 87) or a personal comment on one of the poems (f. 65, 96v). Vattielli seems to be connected with the Duke of Mantua, perhaps as a dependent or an official of some kind. Sonnets, elegies, songs, burlesque poems, etc., as well as a few items in prose, dealing primarily with the Turks and the controversy over the Spanish succession, but including odes on the birth of Antonio Ferdinando Gonzaga, Anna Isabella Gonzaga, and others. Names of authors given: Antonio Panini, Giovanni Battista Neri, Giacomo Antonio Bergamori, Giovanni Antonio Vastamiglio, Vincenzo Marescotti, etc. Among persons addressed are Emperor Leopold I, Pope Innocent XI, King John III Sobieski, Princess Maria Victoria and Prince Vincenzo Gonzaga, King Louis XIV, Pope Clement XI, etc.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from f. 1r with "Questo libro è me Giovanni Vattielli, comprato li 23 octobre 1696 per soldi 22" and "Volendovi copiare vari sonetti per mio passatempo in Guastalla."
Extent96 leaves : 207 x 153 mm. bound to 210 x 153 mm
FoliationPaper, 96; [1-96]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Binding18th-century boards; motto "parcere subiectis, debelare superbos" inside front cover.
Coat of arms of Carlo Vassalli in pen and ink (f. 80v).
- Gift of Julia G. Haney, 1964.
- Italian literature--17th century
- Italian literature--18th century
- Italian poetry--17th century
- Italian poetry--18th century
- Italian drama--18th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
- fol. 80v — Drawing, Coat of arms, f. 80v
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Decoration: Drawing, Coat of arms, f. 80v
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