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A commission from the Doge of Venice to the Governor of Treviso regulating his authority and privileges

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MS. Add. A. 189

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A commission from the Doge of Venice to the Governor of Treviso (Rector Tarvisinus), regulating his authority and privileges, dated May 10, 1573, in Latin and (the latter part) Italian.

The first leaf of the text is gone, but before its place are two fine allegorical miniatures (st. Mark presenting a volume to the doge (?), and Venice seated on a lion): on the verso of the second are the words 'Nos Aloysius Mocenigo Dei gratia dux Venetiarum et cetera', the commencement of the commission.

At fol. 158 is a 'Repertorium Commissionum', a list of the chapters.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1573 at Venice

Extent

168 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 189, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 189

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18831

Abstract

A commission from the Doge of Venice to the Governor of Treviso regulating his authority and privileges, written in about A.D. 1573 at Venice.

Biographical / Historical

Alvise I Mocenigo (1507-1577) was doge of Venice.

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. 29158.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Thomas Boone of London on Oct. 29, 1879, for £6.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with two miniatures, see below, imperfect at beginning; binding, stamped leather with gold ornament, contemporary Venetian work

Dimensions

9 3/8 × 7 in.
Title
A commission from the Doge of Venice to the Governor of Treviso regulating his authority and privileges
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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