Petau, Paul (1568-1614)
At the request of his friend Othman Lillo Ferducci of Ancona, Gian Mario Filelfo composed the Amyris in the years 1471-1476. This long Latin poem was intended to thank Sultan Mehmet II for having freed Ferducci's brother-in-law, who had been taken prisoner by the Turcs during the capture of Constantinople in 1453. Gian Mario Filelfo had the manuscript decorated in Florence with "bianchi girari” ornamentation, had it bound in Urbino with a very beautiful Italian Renaissance binding, and then gave it to the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro, at whose court he was staying in 1477 and 1478.
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- Favre, Guillaume (Annotator) | Fridericus, de Montefeltro (Patron) | Giovanni, Mario Filelfo (Author) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Mehus, Lorenzo (Author) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) | Petau, Paul (Former possessor) | Petau, Paul (Librarian) | Senebier, Jean (Librarian) Found in: Standard description