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Colenda Digital Repository
Privilegi, decreti imperiali, bolle pontificie, coronazione di pr[inci]pe grande, instruzioni, renunzie, instr[ument]i, rogiti di benedizioni coniugale, relazioni, investiture, scritt[u]re div[ers]e, lettere missive e responsive, il t[ut]to att[inent]e n[e]l principio alla Casa de' Medici e poi alla Casa Reale di Toscana; [manuscript].
- Privilegi, decreti imperiali, bolle pontificie, coronazione di pr[inci]pe grande, instruzioni, renunzie, instr[ument]i, rogiti di benedizioni coniugale, relazioni, investiture, scritt[u]re div[ers]e, lettere missive e responsive, il t[ut]to att[inent]e n[e]l principio alla Casa de' Medici e poi alla Casa Reale di Toscana [manuscript].
- Miscellaneous documents related to the Medici family and the grand-dukes of Tuscany. Many documents represent communications between the Florentine rulers and the Papal States in various forms (including papal bulls, briefs and letters). The House of Medici had a close relationship with the Papal States for centuries, and the Pope was present in many important moments of the history of the family; examples of this relationship that appear in the manuscript include a bull of Pope Pius V in which he proclaimed Cosimo I de' Medici grand-duke of Tuscany in 1569 (translation from Latin on p. 45-54); a blessing for the wedding between Henry the IV, King of France, and Maria de' Medici made by the cardinal Aldobrandino (p. 108-110); a letter between Ferdinando II, grand-duke of Tuscany, and Pope Clement IX (p. 110-111); a letter between Pope Alexander VIII and Cosimo III, grand-duke of Tuscany (p. 111-114); and detailed accounts of the papal ambassadors in Tuscany (p. 119-126). The grand-dukes of Tuscany aimed at creating a network of allies all over Europe: documents on foreign relations between the House of Medici and grand-dukes of Tuscany include correspondence between Cosimo I and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Philip II, King of Spain, Henry IV, King of France and Pope Pius V; a copy of the inclusion of Cosimo III (even if Florence did not directly take part in the conflict) in the Treaty of Ryswick, 1697 (p. 115-116); a letter between the ambassador of Tuscany and that of England (p. 130-131); and an account on the Treaty of Ratisbon, between France and Spain, in 1684 (p. 245-273). The manuscript also contains miscellaneous documents related to the history of the Catholic church (including one on nepotism, p. 139-146); documents on the Spanish monarchy (including an explanation of why the kings of Spain are called Catholic); an account of one of the many Dutch rebellions against England and France; and the history of the conspiracy against Pier Luigi Farnese, duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro, ordered by Charles the V. A table of contents in a late 19th-century hand, with 6 leaves, containing a complete list of the works contained in the manuscript, is laid inside the upper cover.
- 344 leaves : paper, col. ill. coats of arms; 232 x 167 mm. bound to 243 x 180 mm. + 1 booklet (6 leaves).
- (OCoLC)ocn312509485; (OCoLC)312509485; (PU)4460974-penndb-Voyager
- Italian and Latin.
- Formerly owned by Antonio Peregrino Colombari (inscription, f. 1r).; Formerly owned by Piero Ginori-Conti (bookplate inside upper cover).
- [Italy, after 1711].
- Church and state -- Italy.; Ambassadors -- Italy -- 17th century.; Nepotism -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Bulls (papal records); Papal briefs.; Manuscripts, Italian; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
- Personal Name:
- Medici, House of.; Medici, Piero de'.; Medici, Cosimo I de'.; Medici, Giuliano de'.; Medici, Lorenzo de'.; Medici, Francesco de'.; Medici, Maria de'.; Maximilian; Henry; Louis; Leopold; Philip; Ferdinando; Cosimo; Pius; Innocent; Urban; Clement; Alexander; Colombari, Antonio Peregrino,; Ginori Conti, Piero,
- Call Number:
- Ms. Codex 1439
- Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts