PORTOLAN FOR THE COMMANDER OF A GALLEY IN THE NAVY OF THE ORDER OF SAINT STEPHEN

MS 751
MS Short Title PORTOLAN FOR THE COMMANDER OF A GALLEY IN THE NAVY OF THE ORDER OF SAINT STEPHEN
Text PORTOLAN FOR THE COMMANDER OF A GALLEY IN THE NAVY OF THE ORDER OF SAINT STEPHEN:MS 751 
1.REGOLE MESSE IN ESERCITAZIONE NELLE GALERIE DEL GRAN DUCA DI TOSCANA AL TEMPO DEL PRINCIPE DI PIOMBINO ED IL CAPITANE TIRAGALLO; CA. 1650 
2.DESCRIPTIONS OF PORTS, COASTLINES IN WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN 
3.ISTRUTTIONI DEL FARO DI MESSINA, DELLE CORRENTI ET DE BASSI FONDI 
4.PER SAPERE TUTTE LE TERRE, CAPI, PUNTE; LIST 
5.CORSE DI NAVIGARE DA UN LUOGO ALL'ALTRO CON LE SUE MIGLIA 
6.SEGNI DELLE MUTATIONE DEL ARIA, CITING ROBERTO VALTURIO: DE RE MILITARI, AND AGOSTINO NIFO 
7.PER SAPERE DI MESE IN MESE DOVE SI LEVA E VA SOTTO IL SOLE, LA LUNA 
8.PER MEMORIA DELLA BUSCA DELLE VELE (TRIMMING THE SAILS) 
9.DI ROBBA TROVATA 
10.NOTA DELLE COSE NECESSARIE PER ARMARE UNA GALERA; EXPENSES 
11.ARMAMENTO DELLE GALERE DI MALTA; WITH RULES FOR BATTLE CONDUCT AND A LIST OF OFFICERS 
12.CAPITOLI DA OSSERVARSI INTORNO ALLA NAVIGATIONE; FROM INGHIRAMI CODEX, RULES OF CONDUCT 
13.PER PARTE DEL SIGNORE COMENDATORE MARCHESE INGHIERAMI; RULES OFCONDUCT 
14.LETTER FROM TADDEO BARBERINI CONCERNING DISPUTES WITHIN THE ORDER, ROMA 29 MAY 1641, 2 COPIES 
15.DECREES BY OFFICIALS OF THE ORDER OF SAINT STEPHEN 
16.LETTER FROM COMMISSARY GENERAL THOMASO BAGGIO, 21 MARCH 1644, COPY 
17.ORDINE CHE S'OSSERVA SOPRA LA CAPITANA ET IN CIASCHEDUNA DELLE GALERIE DI MALTA PER METTER ARME IN COPERTE 
18.BANDI CHE SI PUBBLICANO PER LE GALERE QUANDO ENTRA UN NOVO GENERALE DI MALTA 
19.TRANSCRIPTS OF DOCUMENTS FROM THOMASO BIAGIO CONCERNING COWARDICE; GENOA 28 JULY AND 5 AUGUST 1643 
20.LOG ENTRIES FOR 1635 AND 1637, SOTTO IL COMMANDO DEL PRIOR NARI COL STENDARDO 
21.BULL OF POPE URBAN VIII OF 5 SEPTEMBER 1643 
22.LOG ENTRIES FOR 1635 AND 1637 
23.ACCOUNTS OF CAMPAIGNS IN 1671 
24.CONGREGATION OF CARDINALS CONSIDERS A 
25.CONFLICT BETWEEN GENOA AND THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA, 14 SEPTEMBER 1694 ACCOUNTS OF CAMPAIGNS IN 1664-1668
Description MS in Italian on paper, Genova, Italy, 1635-1694, 338 pp., 21x14 cm, 2 columns (15x10 cm - 19x14 cm), 16-30 lines in Italian cursive script by several scribes. Binding: Italy, ca. 1700, limp vellum from a bigger volume, sewn on 3 thongs, title in ink on spine.
Context Texts 12 and 13: The work of Jacopo Inghirami (1581-1623), the 10th and 13th admiral of the Order, exists in an autograph MS in the Inghirami family archive at Volterra. Part have been published by Guarnieri, 1965-1966.
Provenance 1. Cardinal's archive, Italy, no 66 (17th c.); 2. Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (ca. 1810-1827); 3. R.H. Evans, London 8.12.1830:36/4; 4. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, MS 4983 (1830-1872); 5. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham (1872-1946); 6. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1978); 7. H.P. Kraus, New York, R482, (1978-1991).
Commentary In an effort to repopulate a depleted aristocracy, Cosimo II di Medici (1520-1574) created many new nobles and knights, granting feudal privileges of various kinds. Part of this effort was the creation of the Order of Saint Stephen (1562), pledged to make war on the infidel. The knights won distinction in some important naval battles, Penon de Velez 1564, and Lepando 1571.
See also See also MS 3011/2, The slave ship Captain Blanc, French Guyana, 1790
Place of origin Italy
Dates 1635-1694

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