Genoa, Italy: 15th century -17th century.
43 leaves, in ink, on rectos and versos. In Latin and Italian. 1 vols. 24 x 17 cm. Notarial Documents of the time Christopher Columbus lived in Genoa. Contemporary vellum. Disbound, worn, some soiling, occasional perforations from ink burn The Occupation of Chios by their Genoese and their Administration of the Island 1346-1566. Vol. III. p. 922. Item #303268
The journal of Antonio Da Passano, Doge of Genoa and Corsica (July 1675- July 1677), is a collection of notarial documents concerning the history of the patrician family Passano in the senate since the mid- 15th century. This journal also includes genealogical notes and two latin poems. There is great mention to John the Baptist; the patron saint of Genoa.
The first portion of the manuscript, in a 15th century hand, bears the signature of Nicolaus de Credentia who was a cancellarius in Genoa contemporary with Christopher Columbus' time as a citizen in that very city. The manuscript provides a study of senate activity over the course of three centuries in Genoa as well as a soldification of the importance of the Passano family.
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