An eight leaf printed report of the July 12, 1691 Conclavis that elevated Innocent XII to the papacy; bound with an eight leaf interleaved vellum manuscript.
Ms. written and decorated in Rome, Italy, in 1693.
Manuscript registers the presence of Alessandro Machirelli, priest of Imola, as a conclavist and certifies him as one of the secretaries to the Pope, a member of his household, count of the Aula Lateranensis, etc.; signed and sealed by Cardinal Giovanni Francesco Negroni and his secretary, Giovanni Baptista Gabriello, Mar. 25, 1693; signed and sealed by Cardinals Alderan Cibo, Francesco Maidalchini, and Urbain Sachetti, Aug. 12, 1693.
Text organized and decorated as follows: fol. 1r (vellum), full-page pen and ink drawing of the arms of Innocent XII; fol. 1v, blank; fol. 2r (paper) title page of the Conclavis; fol. 2v, blank; fol. 3r (vellum), full-page pen and ink portrait of Innocent XII; fol. 3v, blank; fol. 4r-10v (paper), printed text of the Conclavis; fol. 11r (vellum), full-page pen and ink drawing of the arms of Cardinal Negroni; fol. 11v, blank; fol. 12r (vellum), blank; fol. 12v, full-page pen and ink drawing of Cardinal Negroni; fol. 13r-16v (vellum), two documents registering the presence of Alessandro Machirelli as a conclavist at the elevation of Innocent XII.
Decoration: 4 full-page pen and ink drawings; 2 portraits and 2 arms and borders.
Note: A German literary manuscript of the 15th century (MA 302) was originally catalogued as M.70 before being transferred to the Morgan's department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts.
Nomina autem ipsorum conclauistarum sunt haec, quae sequuntur