Benedetto Varchi: Storia Fiorentia
||Benedetto Varchi: Storia Fiorentia
||Varchi, Benedetto (1503-1565)
||1721 (Circa (Copy of 16th Century original))
|Extent and Medium
||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
|Content and context|
Benedetto Varchi (1503-1565), Italian poet and historian, was commissioned by Cosimo de' Medici to write a history of Florence. The resulting Storia Fiorentia comprised 16 books, covering the period from 1527 to 1538. Varchi also wrote plays and poems, and translated classical works.
Vol. I, 502 folios: (p. iii) title; (p. vii) list of contents to both volumes; (p. 1) dedicatory epistle to Cosmo de' Medici, Duke of Florence; (p. 11) preface; (p. 15) text. The volume ends in Bk XI on p. 359 of the printed edition of 1721. The companion volume is missing.
Presented by F. Howard Marsh, 1904.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Benedetto Varchi: Storia Fiorentia, MS Add.4232
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