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Calligraphy] [Jesuits] [Casanova, Jose de] [Nieremberg, Juan Eusebio].
Ioannis Eusebii Nierembergii è Societate Iesv, De nova moneta Sanctissimi D.N. Alexandri VII. Pro gloria inmavulatae conceptionis perpensa. Ad Emvm. Et Rev. Dnm, D. Balthasarem Archiepiscopum et Primatem Hispaniae
1650. Unrecorded calligraphic manuscript, possibly by Spanish master calligrapher Casanova; Jesuit campaign for the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. N.d. [c.1650]. N.p. [Spain]. 8vo, (238 x 172 mm). 34 pp. Contemporary calf, boards with double gilt fillet frames, cnter piece and corner pieces faces inwards and outwards from inner frame, raised bands to spin, tooled in gilt; spine repaired, some small traces of worming on covers. Manuscript on paper, decorated title page, text within ruled border, some edges restored, caused by ferocity of ink, else perfect. 12,000 $ Presentation manuscript possibly by master calligrapher (see below) Jose de Casanova on the Jesuit campaign to establish the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Saint Mary, featuring a beautiful illustrated frontispiece with a medallion portrait of Alexander VII, all within a baroque frame. The Calligrapher This beautiful manuscript is most probably by the hand of the Aragonese José de Casanova (1613-1692) who after the death of the great Diaz Morante in 1636 had become the most reputed calligrapher of Spain Cotarelo has called him portentoso . There are three main reasons for ascribing the authorship to Casanova: the first was the fame he enjoyed as the most important calligrapher of Madrid in the 1650s when the manuscript was produced as a luxurious present for the Archbishop of Toledo. The second, his closeness to the Jesuits of the Colegio Imperial of Madrid and in particular to Nieremberg who wrote the approbation of Casanova´s only known book, Primera parte del Arte de escrivir en todas formas y … [Click Below for Full Description]
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