[Sca-cooks] Weird query about an image
johnnae at mac.com
Thu Jan 19 14:27:55 PST 2012
It's in the introduction on the Octavo cd of the Library of Congress's
Martino. Page 2
"It may have come from an
examination of the deluxe presentation manuscript of the same
title that was made from Martino’s rough notes and dedicated to
his employer at the time, Cardinal Ludovico Trevisan, Patriarch
of Aquileia. This copy opens with thirteen lines of Sanvito’s ex-
quisite capital letters followed by four lines of his cursive minus-
cule. Two different scribes wrote the main text of the manuscript.
An unidentiﬁed scribe wrote the ﬁrst part, while Antonio Tophio
wrote the last part. Unfortunately, this manuscript has been un-
available for study since it was sold into private hands, so it is not
possible to verify this supposition.4 "
The facing page has the illumination.
On Jan 19, 2012, at 4:20 PM, David Walddon wrote:
> I am looking for an image that I am CERTAIN I have seen in a book
> that I own but I can't find it!
> Doesn't that just drive you CRAZY when it happens?!
> The image is of the Martino Manuscript that was sold at auction by
> Christies in 1974 and then disappeared.
> It is a color (IIRC) image of the front piece.
> The manuscript was a "presentation copy" of the Martino Manuscript
> and it had some illumination along with the text.
> If anyone has ANY clues can you please let me know.
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