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Relatione del uiaggio di Leuante fatto dalle Galere Pontificie congiuntamente con quelle di Francia, e di Malta mandate dalla S[ancti]ta di Papa Clemente Nono in soccorso di Candia l'anno 1669 sotto la direttione dell ecc[elentissi]mo Sig[no]re Bali frà Vincenzo Rospigliosi suo nipote generalissimo di tutta l'armata.

Contributor(s): Hyde, Charles, Sir, 1876-1942 [donor].
Production / publication: [Rome ; approximately 1670] Description: 110 unnumbered pages : illustration (map) ; 22 cm.General note: The manuscript contains a large folding water-colour plan of the relief by the fleet of Candia, inserted between page 68 and 69 (see image below).Language note: In Italian.Ownership note: Personal copy of Cardinal Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri (1623 -1698), the adopted “nephew” and chief adviser to Pope Clement X, with his arms stamped on covers; acquired for the Order of St. John in January 1937, from Maggs Bros. Ltd., booksellers in London with funds provided by Sir Charles Hyde .Binding note: Gold-tooled vellum with arms of Cardinal Altieri stamped in the centre of covers, within a frame decorated with stars (heraldic symbol of the Altieri family), arabesque and foliage motifs.Other title: Relatione del viaggio di Levante fatto dalle Galere Pontificie congiuntamente con quelle di Francia e di Malta.Subject(s): Knights of Malta -- History | Naval battles | Crete (Greece) -- History -- 17th centurySummary: Manuscript describing the joint expedition organised in 1669 by France, Pope Clement IX and the Knights of Malta, and led by the Knight Vincenzo Rospigliosi with the purpose of relieving Candia (Crete) from the Ottoman Empire.
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In Italian.

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