Manuscript Road Trip: Be on the Lookout!

The Flight into Egypt, Walters Art Museum, MS W.188, f.112r

The Flight into Egypt, Walters Art Museum, MS W.188, f.112r

Now that the Boston Public Library repatriation investigation has concluded, I have been given permission by the United States Department of Homeland Security to circulate this list of manuscripts reported as stolen from the Archivio di Stato in Venice in the 1950s. This list is a cleaned-up transcription of the original typescript (reproduced below) that I was given by Homeland Security several months ago, itself a translation of the original Italian, which I have not seen.

Nos. 3 and 36 were repatriated on April 19, 2017, by the Boston Public Library. No. 8 was returned by Harvard in 1975 (it was formerly Houghton MS Typ 405(2)). Be on the lookout for the rest of these missing manuscripts and miniatures, and feel free to circulate this list. In some cases, it is unclear whether the entire volume is missing or only the particular illuminated leaf delineated in the handlist.

Any of these items found in the United States should be reported to the US Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Program.

MANUSCRIPTS REPORTED STOLEN FROM THE ARCHIVIO DI STATO, VENICE, IN THE 1950s:

Series LXXVI:

No. 3: Mariegola della Scuola di Santa Maria della Valverde [the first illuminated page is missing] FOUND: formerly Boston Public Library MS f Med. 203, this manuscript was repatriated by the Library on April 19, 2017.

No. 4: Promissione del Doge Andrea Dandolo e Capitolare dei Consiglieri [f. 6, an illuminated leaf, is missing]

No. 6: Promissione dei Dogi Jacopo Tiepolo, etc. [f. 66, an illuminated leaf, is missing]

No. 8: Mariegola della Scuola di Sant’Anna [f. 3, an illuminated leaf, is missing] FOUND: formerly Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Typ 405(2), this leaf was repatriated by Harvard in 1975.

No. 20: A volume that “speaks about” the choral music of the San Marco Chapel, vol. II.

No. 24: Capitolare degli Ufficiali straordinari delle regioni [f. 3, an illuminated leaf, is missing]

No. 25: Mariella della Scuola della Beata Vergine e San Francesco

No. 27: Mariegola dell’arte e dei venditori del vetro [missing at least one or two leaves and miniatures]

No. 28: Mariegola della Scuola di Santa Margherita e di San Pietro di Mazzorbo [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 30: Mariella della Scuola della Santissima Annunziata dei servi [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 33: A parchment fragment depicting Saint Lucy (?)

No. 35: Mariella della Scuola di Santa Maria dei Narzeri [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, is missing]

No. 36: Mariella della Scuola dei Peltreri di S. Giovanni Evangelista [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen] FOUND: formerly Boston Public Library MS pb Med. 147, this leaf was repatriated by the Library on April 19, 2017.

No. 37: Two illuminated leaves missing from a choir book

No. 47: Commissione del Doge Leonardo a Cristoforo Moro luogotenente di Cipro

No. 53: Capitolare dei Provveditori dei 10 uffici [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 57: Mariegola della Compagnia dei Corrieri [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 58: Mariegola dei pesatori di Comun [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 62: Capitolare I del Magistrato sopra le Pompe [f. 1, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 63: Mariegola della Scuola di Santa Maria della Consolazione [f. 2, an illuminated leaf, was stolen]

No. 68: A doctoral degree in utroque jure earned by Andrea Fondio, a citizen of Venice

No. 74: The third part of the “Libro doro” (Golden Book), containing the main rules of the Superior Council

 

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