Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library
REPORT ON SWITZERLANDff. 1-36v: Relatione de svizzeri, Bernesi, Grisoni et Vallesani, Terra de svizzeri e una Regione posta in Germania quasi sul Dorso del mondo…senza Capitoli di novita, ma solamente con gl’oblighi et conditioni generali, Laus Domino.
Italy, s. XVIex
The account is geographical, then historical, canton by canton, and outlines the growth of the confederation. The latest date mentioned is 1552, on f. 36v, discussing a pact between Charles V and the Swiss. Paper (Briquet, Arbalète, 728, Ferrara 1586; another watermark not in Briquet: crossbow within a circle, countermark: 2 C’s surmounted by a trefoil, same as in HM 773), ff. 36; 302 × 206 (250 × 130) mm. 1-210 310(-8, text is complete) 48(-8). Catchwords on each verso. 19 long lines with vertical bounding lines produced by folding or dry point. One hand in an italic script, same as HM 773. Contemporary foliation, 1-36, although possibly not by copyist of text. Unbound; but once part of the same volume as HM 773 and 1316; later bound with HM 772, 775 and other materials.
For provenance, see description of HM 772.Bibliography: De Ricci, 105.
C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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