Innocentius VIII, Pont. Max
Indulgence for the benefactors and members of the fraternity of the monastery of Santiago de Compostela [17 Sept. 1491].
Analysis of Content
Printed side Innocentius VIII, Pont. Max.: Indulgence for the benefactors and members of the fraternity of the monastery of Santiago de Compostela [17 Sept. 1491]. Incipit: ‘[V]niuersis et singulis vtriusque sexus Christi fidelibus salutem. Notum sit qualiter sanctissimus dominus noster Innocencius diuina prouidentia papa octauus et modernus confirmauit approbauit . . .’
Imprint: [Geneva: Louis Cruse, 1491]. Broadside.
Remarks: As assigned and dated by GW, in a letter to Lathrop Colgate Harper, 14 May 1954 (stored with the indulgence).
Collation: Single sheet, printed on one side only.
Types: Types: 98 G, 66 G.
Leaves: 1 leaf.
Line number: 43 lines.
Type area: Size of woodcut: 83 × 205 mm; type area: 143 × 205 mm.
Illustrations: Woodcut depicting a crucifix with two saints kneeling, also, on the left, S. James dressed as a pilgrim with a shell on his hat, and, on the right, two knights in armour, one carrying a banner bearing shell devices.
Remarks: The impression of the seal at the foot of the leaf shows S. James dressed as a pilgrim with staff and shell, with a praying pilgrim on either side of him; the seal is lettered ‘Sancti Jacobi'. Printed side: Woodcut. ‘[V]NIUERSIS Et ſingulis vtriusſqƺ ſexus xp̄i fidelibus ſalutem. Notuƺ ſit qualiter ſanctiſſimus dn̄s noſter dn̄s Innocēci9 | diuina ꝓuidencia papa octauus et modernus . . .'; l. 43: ‘ . . . auctoritate apl ‘ica [pro] vltimo articulo mortis vt ī ea cōtinetþ. Iunoīe p'.
Proctor: Not in Pr;
Others: not in Sheppard.
Copy number: I-017(1)
Binding: Kept in a modern brown cloth document wallet.
Size of leaf: 337 × 286 mm.
Provenance: Petrus de Vallegia, Anthonia de Challand, and her children, 1491; names supplied in the blank space in the indulgence, dated 17 Sept. ‘141=91'. Lathrop Colgate Harper; Catalogue no. 2, Rare Books and Manuscripts illustrative of European Art and the History of European Civilization . . . (1955), lot 27. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); accession no. ‘R 1313'; purchased from Harper in 1955 for £194. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 95.19.
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