[Title of Roman citizenship].

Record ID: 
182454
Accession number: 
MS W.41
Title: 
[Title of Roman citizenship].
Created: 
1691.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
4 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum ; 227 x 168 mm.
Provenance: 
Francisco and Petro Antonio de Silvestris; owner's stamp in black on front and rear flyleaves - GE; dealer's typed description on slip inside manuscript; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1950; JPW 1198; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. title of Roman citizenship for Francisco and Petro Antonio de Silvestris; written and illuminated in Rome, Italy, 1691.
Decoration: 1 large initial decorated in gold, opening folio has titles in gold, each page has two narrow gold borders; titles in gold throughout.
Scribe: Canctes Randaninus no. sac. S.P.Q.R.
Watermark: on paper flyleaf, star within circle, cross above, like Heawood 3885, dated Rome 1555, or Briquet 6088, 6089, Rome 1535, Fabriano 1585.
Binding: 17th-century Roman morocco, elaborately gold tooled in geometric patterns with floral and other motifs in border: an octagonal central design of shield with a cross and the letters S.P.Q.R. surmounted by crown and surrounded by angels; elaborate border with various motifs; gilt back and gilt design on edges.

Script: 
italic.
Language: 
In Latin;
Century: 
Classification: