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"Stemmi Dei Dogi Venezia"

Original custom-bound vellum folio w/ 111 hand-coloured gouache armorial plates

[13] pp.

1903

Venezia Ferd. Ongania

10.75" x 7.75"

(English translation): 'Arms of the Doges of Venice'

and cap or doge with the date of elevation to the throne featuring

120 colourful & exquisite heraldic coat-of-arms & the dates of their reigns

of the Venetian Republic dating from the 7th to the 18th century (697-1797).

For more than 1000 years, the chief magistrate and leader of the city of Venice and later of the Most Serene Republic of Venice was styled the Doge,

a rare, but not unique Italian title derived from the Latin Dux- Doges of Venice were elected for life by the city-state's aristocracy.

Our unique biblio offering features 14 pp/ 120 armorial crests hand-painted in watercolour in MCMIII (1903)

Custom vellum-bound

Thus a fabulous bibliotheque rarity for the connoisseur of Venetian history.


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