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LJS 59 - Venice (Republic : To 1797). Doge (1501-1521 : Loredan) - [Dogale issued by Doge Leonardo Loredan to Paolo Nani, podestà and capitaneus of Treviso]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 59 - Venice (Republic : To 1797). Doge (1501-1521 : Loredan) - [Dogale issued by Doge Leonardo Loredan to Paolo Nani, podestà and capitaneus of Treviso]    Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 59 - Venice (Republic : To 1797). Doge (1501-1521 : Loredan) - [Dogale issued by Doge Leonardo Loredan to Paolo Nani, podestà and capitaneus of Treviso]
Author:
Venice (Republic : To 1797). Doge (1501-1521 : Loredan).
Title:
[Dogale issued by Doge Leonardo Loredan to Paolo Nani, podestà and capitaneus of Treviso] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Venice], 1517.
Physical description:
34 leaves : parchment ; 240 x 164 (162 x 109) mm. bound to 246 x 172 mm.
Summary:
Commission from Leonardo Loredan, doge of Venice, addressed to Paolo Nani, concerning Nani's duties, rights, and obligations while holding the positions of podestà (civil administrator) and capitaneus (military commander) of Treviso, a mainland community north of Venice under Venetian control.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment, i + 34 + i; 1-3¹⁰ 4⁴; [1-34], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Catchwords on the lower right verso of the last leaf of each gathering.
Layout: Written in 25 long lines; ruled in faint ink with vertical bounding lines.
Script: Written in a calligraphic humanistic script.
Decoration: Full title page illumination showing Saint Paul presenting the kneeling Paolo Nani to the enthroned Virgin and Child, surrounded by a border of white and gold grisaille on blue, incorporating the Venetian winged lion of San Marco at the top and arms at the bottom, attributed to Benedetto Bordon (f. 1r); square capitals in left margin at beginning of paragraphs, alternating between red and green; rubrics mostly in red, occasionally in green; some paragraph marks in green, fewer in red.
Binding: Contemporary 16th-century morocco over pasteboards, blind- and gold-tooled (Fogg).
Origin: Issued from the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), Venice, dated 25 May 1517 (f. 31v).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 59
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 59
 
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