In laudem neapolitane civitatis

Record ID: 
112424
Accession number: 
MS M.267
Title: 
In laudem neapolitane civitatis
Created: 
Naples, Italy, ca. 1480.
Binding: 
German 19th-century green textile, lettered: Bandinus de Baroncellis Ms.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
23 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 160 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Written ca. 1480 for King Ferdinand I of Aragon, King of Naples; taken to Spain in 1550 with the Aragonese library by Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria, the grandson of Ferdinand I; bequeathed by him to the Monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes at Valencia; T.O. Weigel; his sale (Leipzig, July 12, 1898, no. 50); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. laudatory description of Naples and of Ferdinand I, King of Naples; written and illuminated in Naples, Italy, ca. 1480.
Scribe and artist: Ioachinus de Gigantibus (Gioacchino, di Giovanni); signed on fol. 23.
Decoration: 1 full white-vine border frontispiece inset with birds, animals, and putti, and with the arms of Ferdinand I of Naples within a wreath at lower center; 2 illuminated white-vine initials.

Variant Title: 

Binder's title: Bandinus de Baroncellis Ms.

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
Italian and Latin
Century: 
Classification: