Mantua, Archivio di Stato di Mantova, Inv. b. 400

Stivini Codex Facsimile Edition

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The Stivini Codex is an inventory—meticulously compiled in 1540-1542 and handsomely written listing by Odoardo Stivini—of 1620 objects in the ducal palace at Mantua. Of particular interest are the contents of the studiolo and grotto of the recently deceased Isabella d'Este, consort of Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. The studiolo ("little study") was a private room designed to showcase Isabella's art collection, with frescoes especially commissioned for the room. The grotto was similarly a showcase for her art collection. Every page of the inventory features painted embellishment.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Stivini Codex": Codice Stivini - Inventario delle gioie di Isabella d'Este facsimile edition, published by Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte, 1995

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Codice Stivini - Inventario delle gioie di Isabella d'Este

Modena: Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte, 1995

  • Commentary (Italian) by Iotti, Roberta; Ferrari, Daniela; Cieri Via, Claudia; Ventura, Leandro; Brown, Clifford M.
  • Limited Edition: 600 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Stivini Codex: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The codex is printed in 6 colors on paper imitating the original parchment and in the same size as the original. The edition is presented with the volume Isabella d’Este, la primadonna del Rinascimento, 240 pp., with more than 200 color images.

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