Pacis triumphum magnificum Clementi XIII.

Accession number: 
MS M.375
Pacis triumphum magnificum Clementi XIII.
Italy 1760.
Original brown Italian 18th century calf with painted arms of Pope Clement XIII; doublures of stiff gilt-green paper with all-over floral and fruit pattern in white; at selvage the signature of Johan Michael Munck of Augsburg (fl. 1767) in slipcase made by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
55 leaves (1 column, 27 lines), : vellum, ill. ; 280 x 195 mm
Executed for presentation to Pope Clement XIII by the Jewish community of Ancona, Italy, in gratitude for his bull of Sept. 25, 1760 confirming their commercial privileges and guaranteeing them fair judgement and protection (see Bullarii Romani continuatio summorum pontificum Clementis XIII, Clementis XIV, Pii VI, Pii, VII, Leonis XII, et Pii VIII (Rome, 1835), v. 2, p. 155-168 for the text of the bull); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Martini in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Ms. emblem book; written and illuminated in Italy in 1760.
Decoration: 1 armorial frontispiece with the arms of Pope Clement XIII (quarterly, 1, gules a cross argent, 2 and 3, azure a tower argent; 4, argent, 3 bends gules, a crowned inescutheon or, with a double-headed eagle sable displayed); 50 drawings in brown wash heightened with yellow and pink of emblems with Latin mottoes copied from some earlier printed collection such as that of C.F. Menestrier's, Devises des princes (Paris, 1683).
The arms of Clement XIII are inaccurate according to a comparison with D.L. Gabreath's Papal heraldry, p. 102--Cf. PML files.

written in Roman letters
Latin and Hebrew