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Lettere...scritte a Alessandro da Verazano [manuscript] / di Cosimo III. G. D. di Tosc[ana].

Author/Creator:
Cosimo III, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1642-1723.
Publication:
[Florence and Venice, 1696-1703]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
520 items : paper ; 287 x 202 to 330 x 225 mm. bound to 331 x 230 mm.
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Subjects:
Medici, House of.
Tuscany (Italy) -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Tuscany (Italy) -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Letters.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Italian.
Summary:
279 letters and summaries, 228 are autograph letters of Cosimo III, son of Ferdinand II, to Alessandro da Verazano. Verazano seems to have been an envoy of Cosimo in Venice, but chiefly involved with affairs of the Holy Roman Empire rather than relations with the Republic of Venice. Verazano seems to have interleaved drafts or preĢcis of his letters (49 items) with those received from Cosimo in response.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 2r).
Foliation: Paper, 520; [1-520]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in various cursive scripts by multiple hands.
Decoration: Seal with coat of arms of Cosimo III (f. 50v).
Binding: Contemporary parchment. Some folios completely detached.
Origin: Written mostly in Florence, with some in Venice, 1696-1703.
Penn Provenance:
Purchased, 1961.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 187 (Ms. Lea 198[12] Italian).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 538
Contributor:
Verazano, Alessandro da.
OCLC:
155965805