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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.
Language(s):
Italian.
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.
Provenance:
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.
Related names:
North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Subject:
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:
Codices.
Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
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).
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).
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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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 18th century
Date: 1794
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century
Geography: Austria
Geography: Germany
Geography: Switzerland
Related names: North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner
Related names: Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner
Page material: Paper