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Relation de mon voyage d'Allemagne et d'Italie es années mille six cent cinquante sept et cinquante huit ; conclaves d'Alexandre VIII et d'Innocent XII es années 1689 et 1691 [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Coulanges, Philippe-Emmanuel, marquis de, 1633-1716.
Publication:
[France, circa 1746]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
653 leaves : paper ; 313 x 192 (250 x 147) mm. bound to 322 x 215 mm.
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Subjects:
Alexander VIII, Pope, 1610-1691.
Innocent XII, Pope, 1615-1700.
Ambassadors -- France -- 17th century.
Popes -- Election -- Early works to 1800.
Papacy -- History -- 17th century.
Germany -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Italy -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
French.
Biography/History:
Coulanges was both a poet, known as an author of chansons, and a political figure, named in 1672 as maître des requêtes au parlement de Paris. He was a first cousin of the marquise de Sévigné and also related to André Le Fèvre d'Ormesson, owner of this codex.
Summary:
Two works recounting European travels made as a member of French diplomatic delegations. The first concerns a trip to Frankfurt for the assembly of electors following the death of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman emperor, in 1657. This trip also included visits to Nuremburg, Munich, Heidelberg, Venice, Rome, Florence, and Turin. The account includes information on the history and political organization of the places visited, particularly Rome and the Vatican. The second describes trips to Rome with the duc de Chaulnes for the conclaves at which Alexander VIII (1689) and Innocent XI (1691) were elected.
Contents:
1. p.1-409: Relation de mon voyage d'Allemagne et d'Italie es années mille six cent cinquante sept et cinquante huit.
2. p.1-218: Conclaves d'Alexandre VIII et d'Innocent XII es années 1689 et 1691.
3. p.219-229: [Biography of Coulanges]
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Titles from caption title of first work (p. 1) and title page (before p. 1) of second work; author from biography at end of second work (p. 219); date from account of copying the manuscript (p. 227 of second work).
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 653 + i (contemporary paper); [ii], 1-321, 323-395, 395-406, 408-409, [vi], 1-204, 203-229, ix; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 28 long lines.
Binding: Contemporary marbled calf with the arms of André Le Fèvre d'Ormesson on the cover and the initials DO on the spine (Witten, Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Copied from autograph manuscripts in France in 1746 (p. 227).
The memoirs of Coulanges published by Louis-Jean-Nicolas Monmerqué in 1820 contain extracts (less than a quarter) from the first account and an abridged version of the whole second account (Witten).
Penn Provenance:
Copied and bound for André Le Fèvre d'Ormesson, 1746
Sold by Laurence Witten, 1961.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 66 (Ms. French 61).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1007
Contributor:
Ormesson, André Le Fèvre d', 1693-1761, former owner.
Contains:
Conclaves d'Alexandre VIII et d'Innocent XII es années 1689 et 1691.
OCLC:
155927507