MS. Canon. Ital. 142
Summary Catalogue no.: 20194
16th century, Italian (as MS., c. 1553, Venice): wood boards, with a small compass (mostly lost) inset in a rose at centre of inside lower board; dark red leather with blind and gilt lines, small gilt stamps, and gilt centrepieces of one (at front) or two (at back) gilt crescent moons (Strozzi?) within two interlocking squares; remains of four clasps, one nearly intact at upper fore-edge with strap of tooled red leather; spine plain. Cf. MS. Canon. Ital. 144 (larger format).
18th century, Italian, Venice, embellished for the collection of Jacopo Soranzo: decorative paste-down and flyleaf of carta bassanese added at each end, a circular window cut at the back paste-down to reveal the compass. 394–396 × 250–251 × c. 22–24 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.