Roberto Malatesta (active Rimini, 1442 - 1482)

Book with eight letters, 1470-1538

Ink on paper


Object details

Accession number



  • Roberto Malatesta (active Rimini, 1442 - 1482) - primary
  • Federico Da Montefeltro (Gubbio, 1422 - 1482, Ferrara) - author
  • Ludovico Sforza (Vigevano, 1452 - 1508, Loches, France) - author
  • Ippolito I D' Este (Ferrara, 1479 - 1520, Ferrara) - author
  • Gian Galeazzo Sforza (active San Severino) - author
  • Francesco Guicciardini (Florence, 1483 - 1540, Florence) - author

Object Case

Dante Case




Collection of Charles Eliot Norton (1827–1908), scholar and critic, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Purchased by the Isabella Stewart Gardner from the estate of Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908) in April 1908.


Seymour De Ricci with the assistance of W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York,1935-40), I, p. 935, no. 35.

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