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A Latin diploma by which Leopold I, emperor of the Romans, appoints Jacobus Albanus Ghibbesius a poeta laureatus

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MS. Add. E. 1

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A Latin diploma by which Leopold I, emperor of the Romans, appoints Jacobus Albanus Ghibbesius a poeta laureatus, dated at Laxenburg in Austria, May 2, 1667, signed by 'Leopoldus', 'Christophorus Abele', and 'Joan: Paul: Hocher', and enrolled by 'Hermannus de Berlinghof'.

The seal, attached by silver wire, is a fine and elaborate one in red wax, 5 1/2 inches in diameter, enclosed in a circular wooden box with one rim partly broken.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1667 at Laxenburg

Extent

1 Roll

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. E. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. E. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18313

Overview

A Latin diploma by which Leopold I, emperor of the Romans, appoints Jacobus Albanus Ghibbesius a poeta laureatus

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. II, no. 4142b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by James Alban Gibbes, or Ghibbes, Apr. 5, 1670, together with a gold chain (now kept in the Ashmolean Museum) and medal given to him on the occasion of his appointment. His accompanying letter of gift is printed in Wood's Fasti Oxonienses, ed. Bliss, p. 340.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with no ornamental writing

Dimensions

2 ft. 0 1/4 in. × 2 ft. 3 1/2 in. with seal, in a cloth box 11 × 10 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.
Title
A Latin diploma by which Leopold I, emperor of the Romans, appoints Jacobus Albanus Ghibbesius a poeta laureatus
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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