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The Resource Sancta Maria de Loreto

Sancta Maria de Loreto

Label
Sancta Maria de Loreto
Title
Sancta Maria de Loreto
Title variation
Translatio miraculosa ecclesie beate Marie virginis de Loreto
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
Popular 15th-century account of the miraculous journey of the Virgin Mary's house from Nazareth to Loreto, spirited through the air by angels.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Citation location within source
  • T-426
  • CNCE 36420
  • M17557
  • V: 208
  • it00426000
  • 4296
  • page 79, entry 18
Citation source
  • Goff
  • EDIT 16
  • GW
  • IGI
  • ISTC
  • Sander
  • Grimaldi, F. Libro lauretano
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The Translatio, like the Mirabilia urbis Romae, was a guide for pilgrims, printed in numerous undated editions. From at least the 14th century, popular legend held that a modest house in the territory of Recanati was in fact the house of the Virgin Mary which had been miraculously transported by angels from Nazareth, first to Dalmatia, then to Italy. To the faithful, this was the house in which the Annunciation had taken place, and in which the Christ Child had taken his first steps, and it quickly became a shrine and object of veneration. According to R.W. Lightbown in his Carlo Crivelli (Yale Univ. Press, 2004), the present relation of Loreto's miraculous translations composed ca. 1472 by the governor of the shrine Pietro Teramano (Pietro di Giorgio Tolomei of Teramo) first publicized the legend of the Holy House and made it famous for Catholics throughout Europe. Teramano also identifies two witnesses of the miraculous "translatio," Paolo di Rinalduccio (d. ca. 1448), and Francesco del Priore
Label
Sancta Maria de Loreto
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title page on leaf [a]1 recto
  • Caption title, leaf [a]1 verso: Translatio miraculosa ecclesie beate Marie virginis de Loreto
  • Incipit: "ECclesia beate Marie de Loreto / fuit camera domus beate virginis / Marie matris Domini nostri Iesu/ Christi / que domus fuit in partibus Hierusale[m]...."
  • Explicit: "[et] in / sui tempore eleuata fuit p[er] angelos a loco silue / [et] portata in montem duo[rum] fratrum, [et] ibi sita / [et] collocata est vt dictum est superius. / Deo gratias."
  • The author is Petrus Georgii Tolomei of Teramo (d. 1473); see p. [6] of text
  • Printer variously identified as Eucharius Silber, ca. 1500 by Goff T-426 and ISTC it00426000; and as Johann Besicken, after 1500 by IGI V:208; or ca. 1504 by Floriano Grimaldi, Il libro lauretano: secoli XV-XVIII (Loreto, 1994), p. 79, no. 18, and online EDIT 16, CNCE 36420. Sander (4296) attributes this edition to Besicken, based on the title woodcut which bears the "b" of Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam's device on the woodcut border. Most recently, Cambridge University scholar Laura Nuvolini, while acknowledging the attribution of the woodcut, follows, tentatively, the attribution to Silber ca. 1500, based on the type which she finds to be different from Besicken's known types, and, agreeing with the Gesamtkatalog (GW 17557), closest to a type used by Silber (86G)
  • Signatures: [a4]
  • Woodcuts: full-page title illustration on leaf [a1] recto (101 x 65 mm), representing the Virgin and Child surrounded by sun rays, the Virgin standing on the crescent, all within a decorated border made of eight blocks, at the four corners the Virgin, the Archangel Gabriel, and two prophets, "b" of Besicken's and Martinus de Amsterdam's device at centre of lower border; woodcut initial (4 lines) on leaf [a1] verso. For the border, see G.K. Nagler, Monogrammisten I, 1616; and Konrad Haebler, Die deutschen Buchdrucker des XV. Jahrhunderts im Auslande, p. 103
  • Text printed in small gothic type, possibly 86 G [P. 6*] (86mm/20 lines); 23 lines to the page
Contents
Title page, with woodcut, [a1]r; [Petrus Georgii Tolomei]. Translatio miraculosa ecclesiae Beatae Virginis Mariae de Loreto, caption "Translatio miraculosa Ecclesie / beate Marie virginis de Loreto.", inc. ", expl. "& ibi sita / & collocata est vt dictum est superius. / Deo gratias.", [a1]v-[a4]r
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
[8] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern calf; blind-tooled center panel with blind-stamped corner fleurons. Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, 2013.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)721871469
  • ucoclc721871469
Label
Sancta Maria de Loreto
Publication
Note
  • Title from title page on leaf [a]1 recto
  • Caption title, leaf [a]1 verso: Translatio miraculosa ecclesie beate Marie virginis de Loreto
  • Incipit: "ECclesia beate Marie de Loreto / fuit camera domus beate virginis / Marie matris Domini nostri Iesu/ Christi / que domus fuit in partibus Hierusale[m]...."
  • Explicit: "[et] in / sui tempore eleuata fuit p[er] angelos a loco silue / [et] portata in montem duo[rum] fratrum, [et] ibi sita / [et] collocata est vt dictum est superius. / Deo gratias."
  • The author is Petrus Georgii Tolomei of Teramo (d. 1473); see p. [6] of text
  • Printer variously identified as Eucharius Silber, ca. 1500 by Goff T-426 and ISTC it00426000; and as Johann Besicken, after 1500 by IGI V:208; or ca. 1504 by Floriano Grimaldi, Il libro lauretano: secoli XV-XVIII (Loreto, 1994), p. 79, no. 18, and online EDIT 16, CNCE 36420. Sander (4296) attributes this edition to Besicken, based on the title woodcut which bears the "b" of Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam's device on the woodcut border. Most recently, Cambridge University scholar Laura Nuvolini, while acknowledging the attribution of the woodcut, follows, tentatively, the attribution to Silber ca. 1500, based on the type which she finds to be different from Besicken's known types, and, agreeing with the Gesamtkatalog (GW 17557), closest to a type used by Silber (86G)
  • Signatures: [a4]
  • Woodcuts: full-page title illustration on leaf [a1] recto (101 x 65 mm), representing the Virgin and Child surrounded by sun rays, the Virgin standing on the crescent, all within a decorated border made of eight blocks, at the four corners the Virgin, the Archangel Gabriel, and two prophets, "b" of Besicken's and Martinus de Amsterdam's device at centre of lower border; woodcut initial (4 lines) on leaf [a1] verso. For the border, see G.K. Nagler, Monogrammisten I, 1616; and Konrad Haebler, Die deutschen Buchdrucker des XV. Jahrhunderts im Auslande, p. 103
  • Text printed in small gothic type, possibly 86 G [P. 6*] (86mm/20 lines); 23 lines to the page
Contents
Title page, with woodcut, [a1]r; [Petrus Georgii Tolomei]. Translatio miraculosa ecclesiae Beatae Virginis Mariae de Loreto, caption "Translatio miraculosa Ecclesie / beate Marie virginis de Loreto.", inc. ", expl. "& ibi sita / & collocata est vt dictum est superius. / Deo gratias.", [a1]v-[a4]r
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
[8] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern calf; blind-tooled center panel with blind-stamped corner fleurons. Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, 2013.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)721871469
  • ucoclc721871469

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