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Statuta Hospitalis Hierusalem.

Author: Knights of Malta.
Contributor(s): Thomassin, Philippe, 1526-1622 [engraver] |
Rondinelli, Giovanni Battista [editor] |
Veltronius, Ptolomaeus [writer of added text].
Production / publication: Romae [Rome], 1588 Description: [40], 203, [17] pages : illustrations, portraits, map ; 32 cm (folio).General note: Edited by Giovanni Battista Rondinelli. Engravings by Philippe Thomassin: engraved title-page, 16 engraved plates, 20 engraved text illustrations within woodcut borders. The illustrations include two maps of Malta, medallion portraits of leading figures in the order, and scenes representing the order's tenets and goals.;
Place and date from separate title page for index.
Citation/References note: Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries; J152; Ownership note: St John Museum copy has 4 copies of this title; Subject(s): Knights of Malta -- Statutes -- Early works to 1800 | Knights of Malta -- SourcesSummary: Although the revised statutes of the Knights Hospitaller had been approved in March 1586, their publication was delayed for two years until the appearance of this copiously illustrated volume, edited by Giovanni Battista Rondinelli. It is evident from the presence of Hugues de Loubens-Verdale as cardinal, an elevation that did not take place until December 1587, in a number of plates, that the eventual execution of the work was not fully formulated until the year of publication. However, the complexity of the production, particularly the integration of lavish engraved illustrations with woodcut borders, has resulted in a remarkable number of variant editions.
Item type Current location Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book Book Library
Library F2 (Browse shelf) copy 1 Available Bound in brown morocco
Book Book Library
Library F2 (Browse shelf) copy 2 Available Brown morocco spine over calf
Book Book Library
Library F2 (Browse shelf) copy 3 Available Bound in vellum
Book Book Library
Library F2 (Browse shelf) copy 4 Available Bound in vellum

Includes index by Veltronius, with separate title page, in ornamental border.

Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries; J152

J151

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