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Ms. Codex 374 - Descrizzione geografica della Germania
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Title:
Descrizzione geografica della Germania [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy?, after 1794]
Physical description:
126 leaves : paper ; 288-297 x 200-212 cm. + 1 note.
Summary:
Description of the geography of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, with corrections and annotations throughout. Arranged by aristocratic, royal, or ecclesiastical territories, such as Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Bavaria, Württemberg, Cologne, Westphalia, and Brunswick; within each territory, arranged by dioceses and archdioceses such as Trento, Brixen, Salzburg, Freising, Regensburg, Passau, Konstanz, Augsburg, Bamberg, Worms, Basel, Münster, Osnabrück, and Hildesheim. Some oxidation and crystallization of ink.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (original torn off, but supplied in slightly later hand on repair, f. 1r).
Foliation: Paper, i + 126 + i; [1-126]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right or upper center recto. A bifolium containing additions or corrections is pasted in (f. 92v).
Script: Written in cursive script, mostly by one hand, but some annotations and leaves at the end (f. 123r-126v) may be in different hands.
Binding: Contemporary (late 18th-century) parchment.
Origin: Probably written in Italy (Zacour-Hirsch), after 1794 (latest event cited in text, f. 89r).
Incipit: La Germania si stende dal g.22m.30. circa di longitudine ... (f. 1r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 374
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 374
 
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