Morgan Library, MS B.40
(Il Fiore di virtù)


Produced: Italy (Florence?), 1466
Current Location: Morgan Library, New York, New York, USA
Manuscript Type: Miscellany
Language: Italian
Folios: 56
Illustrated: No
Scribe: Maestro Martino
Binding: Original blind-stamped goatskin over oaken boards
Media: Paper
Script: Gothic cursive
Dimensions: Height: 23.4 cm Width: 17 cm


Moralized bestiary; written in Italy, possibly Florence, and completed June 15, 1466.

On the vellum flyleaf is the notice that the manuscript was written by 'Maestro Martino' and completed on June 15, 1466. On one of the blank leaves at the end of the manuscript an Italian sonnet is written with the date 1507. The manuscript is unfinished, probably by a couple of pages. Gift of Curt F. Bühler; 1985.

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