Vita di Dante

Title:
Vita di Dante
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Italian
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Chigiani L.V. 176
Alternate Names:
Il “Dante e Petrarca” di Giovanni Boccaccio -- Life of Dante -- Il Chigiano -- Il codice Chigiano L.V.176 autografo di Giovanni Boccaccio --
Origin:
Florence, Italy
Dimensions:
79 folios -- 266-269 x 182-186 mm.
Date Description:
mid-14th century
Author:
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) -- autograph
Content:
Vita di Dante (fols. 1r-13r) -- Vita nuova (fols. 13r-28v) -- poem by Guido Cavalcanti, surrounded by commentary (fols. 29r -32v) -- Poem to Petrarch by Boccaccio (fol. 34r) -- Canzoni by Dante and “Canzionere” of Petrarch (fols. 34v-78v) -- note: catchwords (e.g. fols. 24v, 46v, 62v)
Hand:
Humanist minuscule
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
decorated red and blue initials --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection PQ 4338 .B6 1975 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size photographic color reproduction of the entire manuscript -- wide margin surrounds each page --
Series:
Codices e Vaticanis selecti, 37
Publication Date:
1975
Place of Publication:
Rome
Publisher:
Archivi Edizioni
Notes:
Extensive paleographical and literary-historical introduction by Domanico de Robertis --
Type of Text:
prose, secular, songbook, songs, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse