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HM 1316

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INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AMBASSADOR TO THE COURT OF SPAIN
Italy, s. XVIex
ff. 1-9v: Instruttione per negotii nella Corte di Spagna al Signor Ludovico Orsino mandato [a] Sua Maesta Cattolica dal Signor Duca di Bracciano, la quale puo servire anco per avvertimenti molto utili ad ogni Agente di Principe che habbia da negotiare in quella o in altra Corte, Perche si conduchino a buon fine tutte le cosse che si trattano in ogni corte…Terza, si parlera delli suoi aggi, si per la reputatione, come perche servendo lontano dagli stati proprii, non potra cosi facilmente prevalersi delle sue facolta.
Instructions to Ludovico Orsini, to be sent as Ambassador to Spain by Paolo Giordano Orsini, Duke of Bracciano, who desires the title of “Generale d’Italiani” (f. 9); dating from 1567-79, when Antonio Perez was the Spanish minister in charge of the affairs of Italy (f. 3v). This seems a later fine copy made to win patronage.
Paper (not dissimilar from Briquet, Arbalète, 731, but with small mountains as countermark, Laibach 1591, var. ident. Reggio Emilia 1592), ff. 9; 302 × 210 (235 × 130) mm. 1 quire of 8 leaves with an additional leaf at the beginning (possibly the missing last leaf of HM 1313). 20 long lines with vertical bounding lines produced by folding. One hand in italic script, the same as HM 773 and 1313, but more hurried. Contemporary foliation, 1-9, by the same person who foliated HM 1313. Unbound, but once part of the same volume as HM 773 and 1313; later bound with HM 772, 775 and other materials.
For provenance, see description of HM 772.
Bibliography: De Ricci, 105.
Abbreviations
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)

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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