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Documents or autographs of Italian princes

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MS. Ital. c. 2
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Documents or autographs of Italian princes (several d'Estes of Modena) 1489-1782, consisting of 28 documents generally signed and in a few cases written by them. The more important autograph signatures are by:

  1. Fol. 10. Boncompagni Boncompagno brother of pope Gregory xiii, 4 Mar. 1573
  2. Fol. 18. Ferdinand i de Medici, Grand duke of Tuscany, 24 Dec. 1601
  3. Fol. 63. Maximilian, duke of Bavaria, 4 May 1644
  4. There is a large seal of Ercole i, duke of Ferrara, 1489 (fol. 3, broken)


  • Creation: Written in Italy, 1489-1782


102 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Ital. c. 2, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Ital. c. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18943


Documents or autographs of Italian princes

Biographical / Historical

Ferdinand i de Medici (1549-1609) was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1587-1609.

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. VI, no. 31084

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Given to the Bodleian by the rev Greville J. Chester, 19 May 1891.'

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 9 1/4 in.

Documents or autographs of Italian princes
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom