Commission to a podestà, Bergamo.

Record ID: 
77122
Accession number: 
MS M.203
Title: 
Commission to a podestà, Bergamo.
Created: 
Venice, Italy, 1574.
Binding: 
Venetian, 16th-century red morocco, richly gilt in the oriental style with border and central panel having deeply sunk compartments, blocked in gold; in center of upper cover the Lion of St. Mark; unidentified arms of the podestà on lower cover.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
87 leaves (1 column, 23 lines), bound : vellum ; 230 x 160 mm
Provenance: 
Seventeenth-century inscription on fol. 87 has name of a then owner, Griermus Cornelio; D. Morgand (inv. no. 26435); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Ed. Rahir, Paris, in August 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms.; written in the Palace of the Doge, signed on fol. 85 by Aloysius Zantro, secretary of the Council of Ten, and dated July 24, 1574.

Script: 
humanistic script
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: