ZENO FAMILY ALLEGED DISCOVERY OF AMERICA

MS 1257
MS Short Title ZENO FAMILY ALLEGED DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
Text PIETRO ZENO: ELOGI DEGL' HUOMINI ILLUSTRI DELLA FAMIGLIA ZENA 898-1625; INCLUDING THEIR SUPPOSED DISCOVERY OF AMERICA IN THE 14TH C.
Description MS in Italian on paper, Venezia, Italy, 1625, 66 ff. (complete), 23x16 cm, single column, (16x10 cm), 19 lines in a neat upright humanistic book script, the first 5 lines of the dedication to Marco Zeno, Bishop of Torcello, in gold, initials in gold with either red or blue flourishes, full-page illuminated historiated frontispiece painted in gold, blue, purple, green and yellow with the title in capitals in gold.
Binding England, early 19th c., half vellum with brown boards, sewn on 4 cords.
Provenance 1. Zeno family, Venezia (1625-); 2. Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (ca. 1810-1827); 3. R.H. Evans, London 8.12.1830:428; 4. Rodd, London (1930); 5. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 5754 (1830-1872); 6. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 7. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1978); 8. Sotheby's 28.11.1973:617; 9. Kraus cat. 177(1987):228.
Place of origin Italy
Dates 1625 AD

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