Ms. Codex 374 - Descrizzione geografica della Germania
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Descrizzione geografica della Germania [manuscript].
[Italy?, after 1794]
126 leaves : paper ; 288-297 x 200-212 cm. + 1 note.
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.
Formerly owned by Frederick North, Earl of Guilford (Zacour-Hirsch).
Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 5170 (inscription, inside upper cover).
Sold by Jacques Rosenthal (Munich), 1961.
North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Germany - Description and travel - Early works to 1800.
Austria - Description and travel - Early works to 1800.
Switzerland - Description and travel - Early works to 1800.
|Form / Genre:||
Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century.
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).
|Indexed / Referenced 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. 119 (Ms. Italian 133).
UPenn Ms. Codex 374
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 374