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Instruttioni e lett[er]e dell' illust[rissimo] et reverend[issimo] signore D[on] Carlo Cardinale Carafa, nipote di Papa Paolo IV, concernenti le controversie e li dispareri con la corona di Spagna cioè Filippo II e Carlo V con il sudetto pontifice massimo [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Carafa, Carlo, ca. 1517-1561.
Publication:
[Italy, between 1600 and 1650]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
140 leaves : paper ; 257 x 184 (210 x 122) mm. bound to 263 x 180 mm.
Subjects:
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558.
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Spain.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- Catholic Church.
Holy Roman Empire -- History -- 1517-1648.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Dispatches.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Italian.
Summary:
17th-century copy of 71 instructions, dispatches, and letters dated between August 1555 and March 1563.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Foliation: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 139 + i (contemporary paper); [i], 1-137, [138]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Binding: Contemporary vellum (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in Italy in the first half of the 17th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Oxidation of ink throughout, but text is legible.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Cardinal Antonio Saverio Gentili (ownership stamp on title page).
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. 121-122 (Ms. Italian 144).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 385
Contributor:
Gentili, Antonio-Saverio, 1681-1753, former owner.
OCLC:
155967053
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