De insigni obedientia et fide uxoria

Title:
De insigni obedientia et fide uxoria
Library:
Biblioteca Riccardiana
Language:
Latin
City:
FIRENZE, Italy and Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (Brera), Milano, Italy
Shelf Mark:
ms. 991 (N. II. 41)
Alternate Names:
Il codice Riccardiano 991 -- Griselda -- MS. Ricc. 991 --
Origin:
Northern Italy, probably Padua.
Dimensions:
22 folios -- 180 x 125 mm.
Date Description:
Early 15th century.
Author:
Francesco Petrarca, 1304-1374 -- (Petrarch).
Content:
Petrarch’s Latin translation of Boccaccio’s Griselda : De insigni obedientia et fide uxoria Johanni Bocatio --
Hand:
Humanist -- Littera antiqua with textualis elements -- The name Valterius is written in red, Griselda in blue --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
While space was planned for further miniatures, only f. 1r is illustrated with a pen drawing -- Petrach and Boccacio sit facing each other on architectural, throne-like chairs. Petrarch offers a book (his translation) to Boccacio. -- In the margins there are birds and floral decoration; a pair of birds face each other atop the miniature; one faces the miniature from the side margin; two preen themselves below the text block. -- A rabbit sits within the decorated L that begins the text
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Paleography (Rm. 715Q) PQ 4490 .D12 A53 1998 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, slightly reduced (?) color reproduction of the entire manuscript -- narrow white margin around each page --
Publication Date:
1998
Place of Publication:
Alessandria, Italy
Publisher:
Edizioni dell’Orso
Notes:
About a third of this small volume is taken up by the facsimile -- Commentary by Gabriella Albanese -- 18 plates of Griselda iconography --
Type of Text:
literature, moralizing, prose, secular, translation