Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 665 Statutes
- Ordre de la nef
- Charles III, King of Naples, 1345-1386
Other related names
- Canonici, Matteo Luigi, 1727-1805, former owner
- Sneyd, Walter, 1809-1888, former owner
- Soranzo, Jacopo, 1686-1761, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 665
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 2487451
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Statutes in 151 chapters of the Order of the Ship, founded in Naples in 1381 by King Carlo III 'di Durazzo'.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Incipit: Cy commence le prologo de l'ordre de la Nef.
Extent21 leaves : 323 x 232 (240 x 168) mm. bound to 332 x 236 mm
FoliationParchment, 21 + i (paper); [1-21]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
11-line initial depicting a ship without sails held up by two angels, in red, blues, lavender, brown, and gold. In a colored border at the bottom of the page is the coat of arms of a branch of the Malespina family, surrounded by two angels (f. 1r). Initials in alternating red and blue (f. 1r-9r), two with penwork ornamentation (f. 5r); initials are unfinished in the remainder of the text, but with guide letters visible.
- Formerly owned by Jacopo Soranzo and Matteo Luigi Canonici; sold from the collection of Matteo Luigi Canonici to Walter Sneyd in 1835.
- Sold in the Sneyd collection at auction at Sotheby's, 16 Dec. 1903, lot 571.
- Appears in Laurence Witten's catalog 5 (1962), no. 34.
- Sold by Laurence Witten (New Haven, Conn.), 1962.
- Manuscripts, French--14th century
- Manuscripts, Medieval
- Inside front cover — Bookplate, Inside front cover
- fol. 1r — Illuminated initial, Initial L, Two angels holding ship without sails, f. 1r
- fol. 1r — Miniature, Two angels holding coat of arms (Malespina family), f. 1r
- fol. 1r — Illuminated border, f. 1r
- fol. 5r — Penwork initial, Initial E, f. 5r
- fol. 5r — Penwork initial, Initial L, f. 5r
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Bookplate, Inside front cover
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Decoration: Illuminated initial, Initial L, Two angels holding ship without sails, f. 1r
Decoration: Miniature, Two angels holding coat of arms (Malespina family), f. 1r
Decoration: Illuminated border, f. 1r
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Decoration: Penwork initial, Initial E, f. 5r
Decoration: Penwork initial, Initial L, f. 5r