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[Illuminated leaf from Naturalis historia]

Label
[Illuminated leaf from Naturalis historia]
Title
[Illuminated leaf from Naturalis historia]
Title variation
Libro secondo della Historia naturale di C. Plinio Secondo
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Dedicatee
Donor
Former owner
Illuminator
Printer
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • lat
  • ita
Summary
Leaf [22] of the 1476 Italian translation of Pliny the Elder's Naturalis historia, the greatest encyclopedia of knowledge of the natural world in the classical era.
Member of
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • page 106, entry 17
  • P-801
  • V:176 (IC-19694)
  • 13105*
Citation source
  • Rouse, M.A. "Catalogue of an exhibition of illumination and decoration in early printed books." In Cartolai, illuminators, and printers in fifteenth-century Italy. Los Angeles: Department of Special Collections, UCLA, 1988, pages 95-120
  • Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
An illustrated border (30-70 mm wide) has been added to the text on the recto of the leaf, painted in colors and gold for the original owner of the book, whose portrait medallion appears in center of upper panel. A large vignette of Pliny the geographer at his desk, holding a compass within the capital "E" at beginning of text. Panels on left and right contain a winter scene, with caption "Renovera," and a mandrake and crown, respectively. The lower panels feature drawings of putti, animals, and garlands of leaves, and flowers. Medallion in the center of lower panel contains arms of Arcangelo Spigliati of the Spigliati family of Florence, featuring a tower surmounted by two lions rampant (see A. Marquand, Giovanni della Robbia. Princeton: Princeton Univ., 1920, page 162). Capitals on verso of leaf have in alternating red and blue ink
Label
[Illuminated leaf from Naturalis historia]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Caption title of leaf [22]: Libro secondo della Historia naturale di C. Plinio Secondo tradocta di lingua latina in fiorentina per Christophoro Landino fiorentino al serenissimo Fernando Re di Napoli
  • Illuminations, previously attributed to the deaf mute miniaturist Cristoforo de' Predis, have now been identified by Lilian Armstrong as the work of the Master of the Glasgow Breviary; see Rouse
  • Leaf affixed along upper edge to white mat board to allow both recto and verso of leaf to be viewed. In modern beige cloth clamshell box
  • Formerly part of the collections of Rodolphe Kann of Paris; Arabella (Mrs. Collis P., then Mrs. Henry E.) Huntington of San Marino, Calif.; Duveen Brothers of Paris; Norton Simon Foundation. Presented to the Belt Library at UCLA in 1966 by the Norton Simon Foundation. Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana
Dimensions
39 cm in frame 51 cm
Extent
[1] leaf ([2] pages)
Other physical details
colored illustrations (illuminations)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890475927
  • ucoclc890475927
Label
[Illuminated leaf from Naturalis historia]
Publication
Note
  • Caption title of leaf [22]: Libro secondo della Historia naturale di C. Plinio Secondo tradocta di lingua latina in fiorentina per Christophoro Landino fiorentino al serenissimo Fernando Re di Napoli
  • Illuminations, previously attributed to the deaf mute miniaturist Cristoforo de' Predis, have now been identified by Lilian Armstrong as the work of the Master of the Glasgow Breviary; see Rouse
  • Leaf affixed along upper edge to white mat board to allow both recto and verso of leaf to be viewed. In modern beige cloth clamshell box
  • Formerly part of the collections of Rodolphe Kann of Paris; Arabella (Mrs. Collis P., then Mrs. Henry E.) Huntington of San Marino, Calif.; Duveen Brothers of Paris; Norton Simon Foundation. Presented to the Belt Library at UCLA in 1966 by the Norton Simon Foundation. Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana
Dimensions
39 cm in frame 51 cm
Extent
[1] leaf ([2] pages)
Other physical details
colored illustrations (illuminations)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890475927
  • ucoclc890475927

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