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Italian Manuscript - Silvestra Valerio, Doge of
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Italian Manuscript - Silvestra Valerio, Doge of Venice manuscript issued in his name with fine introduction in gold and green, in booklet form , a total of 21 pp 4to on vellum with vellum covers, somewhat rubbed, slight water marking on a few pages but the text remains clear throughout. Dated 1698. The document is a commission to Giacomo Contarini, the Captain of Corfu, and instructing him on how he must govern the Island. Valerio was the 109th Doge of Venice. A man who enjoyed the high life, he nevertheless extended Venetian control in the Aegean during his tenure. A document of great rarity. A similar document relating to another Venetian territory is in the British Library,
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