Madrid, Lázaro Galdiano Fundación, Ms 13312
Book of Hours of Lorenzo
de Medici the Younger
Tours, 1518

Book of Hours of Lorenzi de Medici 
commentary, book open/closed, magnifying glass, sample

Deluxe facsimile edition published by Testimonio Compañía Editorial, Madrid, 1994. Colección Scriptorium, 3. Format: 4 x 6 cm, 332 pages. 
Commentary (266 pp) by Juana Hidalgo Ogayar. Binding in full leather with sterling clasps & magnifying glass. € 975  Please call for special OMI offer

This fantastic book of hours, in miniature 4 x 6 cm format, is believed to have been commissioned by Pope Leo X as a wedding present for his nephew Lorenzo II and Magdalena of Tour in 1518. The book was created in Florence, possibly by Boccardino the Elder, Boccardino the Younger and Stefano di Tommaso (Florentine Miniature School), and contains 11 miniatures and 16 pages with ornamental borders. Among the highlights of the work is the architectural perspective achieved in the miniature of the the Annunication and the vista of the city of Florence in which the dome of the Duomo can be seen. The borders are decorated with the famous “Candelieri”, jewels and other delightful images as well as animals of a clearly Flemish influence. Commentary by Juana Hidalgo Ogayar. Limited edition of 980 copies, bound in leather with silver metalwork, after the original. (view other volumes from this series)
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