25 May 2016
DOCTORATE OF LAW, granted to Marcus Marchianus Vicentinus, Abbot (signed 'M. Marchianus Abas. Vins. ?') by the University of Padua, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, Padua, 24 March 1654
A very fine example of the illuminated doctoral diplomas produced for alumni of the University of Padua, made in Padua itself for Marcus Marchianus Vicentinus.
Another decorative diploma belonging to Marcus Marchianus is now held in Kansas (University of Kansas, Clendening 1020F).
MAURICE BURRUS, no 42. Purchased from Lauria in 1938.
230 x 170mm. iv + 6 + iv, COMPLETE. 23 lines, ruled space: 140 x 85mm. Every page with full inhabited floral panel borders, TWO FRONTISPIECE MINIATURES comprising a portrait of Marcus Marchianus Vicentinus (f.1v) and an allegorical representation of an open gate (f.2), gold capitals throughout (occasional smudging). Contemporary ochre silk, two silk and gold-thread pendants.
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