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Script: Written in elegant italic.
One full border (f. 1r), flowers and swirling leaves extending from a vase in lower right corner, gold on a dark purple ground, executed in a style related to Benedetto Bordone; two inset panels at top of folio (framed by thick gold bands), the upper containing the lion of St. Mark stepping out of water and holding an open book, dolphins, and a castle on a cliff in the background, the lower an inscription in gold majuscules on blue ground. In lower margin the Marcello arms (azure a bend wavy or) against a landscape.
2-line initials, on f. 1r only, gold on green and on red grounds respectively. 1-line initials, red, for ff. 1v-10r.
Binding: 19th-20th centuries. Rigid vellum gold-tooled.
Imperfect: pencil foliation incorrect; correct foliation is one less than the number given.
Manuscript on parchment of a Ducale issued in the name of Leonardo Loredan, doge of Venice (1438-1521), giving instructions to Andrea Marcello as Governor of Dulcigno (now Ulcinj, Yugoslavia). The document is dated 8 August 1513, and signed by "Victor Blanchus Secretarius," the same individual who signed Beinecke MS 104, a Venetian ducale dated 1515. On ff. 12v-13r is a directive from the Venetian Council of the X, signed by Rafael Iordannis, regarding Andrea Marcello, captain of Dulcingo, and the payment of custom duties; followed by a yearly and quarterly outline of salaries owed, in a different but contemporary hand, signed Zune (Giovanni) Spineli [?].
ff. ii + 12 + ii : parchment ; 242 x 167 (165 x 108) mm.
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