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Ms. Codex 288 - [Papal diplomatic instructions and other correspondence]
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Title:
[Papal diplomatic instructions and other correspondence] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, ca. 1620]
Physical description:
285 leaves : paper ; 336 x 228 (275 x 184) mm. bound to 344 x 235 mm.
Summary:
Volume containing copies of papal diplomatic instructions and other correspondence, mostly concerning the period 1570-1620. This volume appears to be volume four of a set. Concerns in particular the pontificates of Clement VIII and Paul V. Includes: instructions to Spain (1591); Hungary (1594-1596); Transylvania (1594-1595); Poland (1595); Republic of Venice (1607); Kingdom of Naples (1620); several relating to the war against the Turks (1570); negotiations with the King of Spain (1594-1595); and a letter of Cardinal Orsini about negotiations in France. Also includes a copy of a lengthy document dating to the pontificate of Eugene IV (d. 1447). Includes a table of contents at the beginning of the volume.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch). Instructiones written inside upper cover in pencil in a much later hand (this is also the first word of the heading of the first document).
Appears to be in a single cursive hand.
Foliation: Paper, 285; [iii], 1-281, [282]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Binding: Contemporary vellum. Cover worn and split in places. Tom. iiii written on upper spine. Inside hinges weak. Various smudges and stains. A few indications of worm damage. Some damage to paper due to oxidation of ink.
Origin: Written in Italy, ca. 1620 (f. 274v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 288
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 288
 
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