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Montalto delle Marche citizenship document for Marcolino Monsignano

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0735
Montalto delle Marche is a municipality in the Province of Ascoli Piceno in the Italian region Le Marche, located about 43 miles south of Ancona and about 9 miles north of Ascoli Piceno. The Venetian printer Giovanni Giubari was active at Montalto between 1586 and 1590 and also worked at Fabriano, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno. This item is the official document, issued by the heads of the city council of Montalto delle Marche, conferring lifelong citizenship to Marcolino Monsignano, governor of the State of Montalto. The document was printed in 1587 by Giovanni Giubari.

Dates

  • 1587 - 1587

Creator

Physical Description

The wax seal is cracked in various points and lacks the top of the seal capsule. In addition there are small, vertical tears, which do not affect the text. Vellum and seal should be handled with care.

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Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

Montalto delle Marche is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ascoli Piceno in the Italian region Le Marche, located about 43 miles (70 kilometres) south of Ancona and about 9 miles (15 kilometres) north of Ascoli Piceno. As of 2010, it had a population of 2,307. The municipality of Montalto delle Marche contains the frazioni (subdivisions) Patrignone, Contrada di Lago and Porchia. Montalto delle Marche borders the following municipalities: Carassai, Castignano, Cossignano, Monte Rinaldo, Montedinove, Montelparo, Ortezzano.

In 1585, when Felice Peretti, who had studied in the convent of "Delle Fratte" at Montalto, was elected pope under the name of Sixtus V, he gave Montalto a city title making it head of an autonomous ruling. It was called the State of Montalto and had a jurisdiction over town and villages which went from the Sibillino mountains to the Adriatic Sea. The Venetian printer Giovanni Giubari was active at Montalto between 1586 and 1590 and also worked at Fabriano, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno.

Scope and Contents

This item is the official document, issued by the heads of the city council of Montalto delle Marche, conferring lifelong citizenship to Marcolino Monsignano, governor of the State of Montalto in what is now Italy. In the document Monsignano is highly praised for his merits, e.g. the building of the Palazzo della Zecca and a practicable road to the Adriatic. It is printed on vellum with the wax seal of the city of Montalto. The item lacks the top lid of the capsule which holds the seal. The document was printed in 1587 by Giovanni Giubari.

An excerpt in Latin reads: Priores (populi civitatis) Montis Alti perillustri, ac reverendiss. Domino Marcolino Monsignano Forolivensi ... Praesidatus Gubernatori, ac in statu Asculi, et Praefectura Nursiae contra Bannitos Commissario Apostolico. Salutem, et foelicitatem perpetuam. Montalto delle Marche, Giovanni Giubari, 1587.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was purchased from Libreria Antiquaria Alberto Govi in 2010.

Physical Description

The wax seal is cracked in various points and lacks the top of the seal capsule. In addition there are small, vertical tears, which do not affect the text. Vellum and seal should be handled with care.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in November 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

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