Facsimile of LJS 358, Letter to Rodolfo Pio da Carpi

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Letter to the Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, a humanist and member of the Roman Inquisition. The author, unknown but perhaps from the Italian town of Como (as he refers to Pliny the Elder as nostro cittadino), provides commentary on Varro's De re rustica, III.5-6, describing Varro's villa and its aviary. The fifth leaf, now missing, probably contained a plan of the aviary, as referred to in the letter. The letter consists of 3 bifolia, with the fifth leaf missing. It is written in 30-31 long lines, in a humanistic cursive script, on paper with a watermark of a circumscribed sailboat, addressed Al reverendissimo et illustrissimo Cardinale de Carpi on the verso of the sixth leaf.


Agriculture--Early works to 1800, Latin literature--Early works to 1800 Commentaries, Manuscripts Italian--16th century, Manuscripts Renaissance

Facsimile of LJS 358, Letter to Rodolfo Pio da Carpi