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HM 773

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REPORT ON MILAN
Italy, s. XVIex
ff. 1-33: Relatione del stato di Milano, Le cose che à me pare di dovere referrire intorno al stato di Milano sono quelle istesse che communemente desiderano li Prencipi di sapere…la memoria dell’insolentie et estersioni dalla signoria di francesi. Questo tanto m’e parso di rifferire a Vostra Altezza delle cose del stato di milano nella quale relatione son sicurissimo di non haver tanto mancato di prudenza et giuditio quanto ho abondato di devotione et di fede verso l’Altezza vostra alla cui buona gratia resto con ogn’affetto di maggior humilta et raccomando la mia fidel servitu. [f. 33v, blank]
A history of Milan from the period of territorial expansion under the Visconti until sometime before 1546, when Alfonso d’Avalos, marquess of Vasto, died: he is presented as living in this account (see f. 22: “…appresso sono [as leaders of armed companies] il signor Don ferrante Gonzaga, il marchese del Vasto…”), a fine copy made later for possible presentation to a patron.
Paper (not in Briquet; a crossbow within a circle; countermark: two C’s surmounted by a trefoil), ff. 33; 302 × 206 (250 × 125) mm. 1-310 and 3 leaves at the end; catchwords on each verso. 19 long lines with vertical bounding lines produced by folding. One hand in an italic script. Some damage on last 11 leaves. Unbound, but once part of the same volume as HM 1313 and 1316; later bound with HM 772, 775 and other materials.
For provenance, see description of HM 772.
Bibliography: De Ricci, 74.
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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