11-14-2010 11-14-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2526B Boston
November 14, 2010 11:00AMCalender
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(Italy, 15th Century), Adorno, Prosper

$415$350
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2526B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 14, 2010 11:00AM

Description:

(Italy, 15th Century), Adorno, Prosper, Autograph letter signed, 15 October 1469, one page, as Treasurer General of Genoa, regarding the payment of some silver, 4to, (folds, dampstaining, edge loss to lower right, small fold separation at top edge, loss to wax seal with two related small incisions).

Note: Prosper Adorno was a member of the patrician Genoese Adorno family, and a one time Doge of Genoa. The Adorno family had brutal rivals in the Fregoso family; the families were often deposing one family's doge with a member from the rival family, and frequently plunging the area into civil tumult.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Italy, Treasurer General, incisions, Genoa