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Itineraries of Cardinals as legates, 1507-1592, written in about A.D. 1600 in Italy

MS. Mendham 33
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  1. (fol. 1). 'Antonij Martinellij de Hippoliti Aldobrandini ... cardinalis ... itinere in Poloniam, eiusque Cracouiam et Pragam introitu narratio', 1583.
  2. (fol. 8). '1592. Itinerarium Polonie legationis ... card. Radziuil ad Sigismundum 3m Regem Polonie.'.
  3. (fol. 41). 'Itinerarium card. [Michaelis Bonelli] Alexandrini Pij v nepotis ad Philippum 2m Hispaniarum, ad Sebastianum Portugallie, necnon ad Carolum ix Galliarum reges, 1571, et 72.' The writer was a master of the ceremonies at the Papal Court (see also fol. 92v).
  4. (fol. 94). 'Viaggio del card... [eiusdem] dal confino di Francia sino a Madrid, 1571.'.
  5. (fol. 102). 'Itinerarium Caroli card. Borromei legati totius Italie, 1565', to Milan, partly in Italian.
  6. (fol. 123). 'Itinerarium legationis [Gabrielis dei Gabrieli] card. Sancte Praxedis ad regem Francię ... qui tune Januę [Genuae] erat, 1507.' The writer was 'Balthasar', a master of the ceremonies (fol. 123v).
  7. (fol. 155). 'Que sint preparanda Legato profecturo in aliquam provinciam.'.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1600 in Italy


170 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Mendham 33

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 24426.

Custodial History

In the Guildford sale, 1830, part of lot 64.

Owned by Thomas Thorpe (Catal. of MSS., 1831, no. 4035; 1832, no. 642).

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom