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Burckhard, Johann
Alexandri. P.P. VI Diaria a Joanne Burcardo Argentinensi Clerico Cappellae et Magno Caerimoniario Eiusdem. Papae Ecclesiae Horianae a Julio PP. II Praefecio aedita Liber. I (et Liber II)
Italy (Rome?): N.p., 1630. Folio. 305 x 210 mm. (12 x 8 ½ inches). 608 numbered leaves. 17th century Latin manuscript in one hand, highly legible, covering the years 1492-1503. Illustrated with two engraved title-pages by Francesco Villamena (1566-1624) in the monumental style with a large architectural border with the title written in ink. Pen and ink coat-of-arms of Federico Cesi and the Accademia dei Lincei written on the engraved plate. Full 18th century sheep binding, red leather label; spine and edges rubbed, but sound. Some browning to the paper stock, but no deterioration to the paper and not effecting the legibility of the text. Otherwise very good copy. Johann Burckhard (ca 1450-1506), a member of the court of Pope Alexander VI, oversaw papal ceremonies and official activities of the Pontiff from the 1480's until his death in 1506. During this time, he maintained a diary, which recorded many of the Pope's activities and described many of the events and illustrious visitors who made their way to Rome. His diaries include details of the coronation of Alfonso II of Naples, the visit to the Pope by Don Federico de Aragon, the reception of Charles VIII of France, the Papal Embassy of Emperor Maximillian, and the Jubilee of 1499 to name a few of the historic ceremonies recorded in this manuscript.Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503), was member of the Borgia dynasty that ruled much of Rome during the period and one of the more notorious popes of the 15th century. Alexander's Papacy is remembered for its disregard for convention and his outright hostility to hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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