Palmieri, Matteo (1405-1475). Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.
"Liber de temporibus".
Written, probably in Florence, in a rounded gothic hand, 28-30 lines to a page. On the first leaf an illuminated initial A in gold and colours with marginal decoration; on the third leaf, a similar A, but without the marginal ornaments. Paragraph marks in alternate red and blue, headings in red.
Fol. 1 (red) Matthei palmerii florentini de temporibus incipit et pri / mo prohemium ad Petrium cosme filium medicem. // ANIMIS nostris innatum ese constat...
3 (Text begins) A Principio mundi siue ab adam pri / mo hominum... 99v, line 16 Mediolanenses laudum receperunt. // (red) Matthei palmerii florentini ad pe / trum medicem liber de temporibus / explicit. laus deo in eternum. / 1469.
100 (By another cursive hand) 1515 // Copia di capitoli dello appuntamento facto intra il sommo pontefice et lo illustrissimo re di francia.
Followed by other memoranda, the last dated 18 February 1515 .
On the fly-leaf are further memoranda by the same hand, dated between 14 July 1512 and 17 March 1515 .
Inside the lower cover is the signature of Guglielmo Cioni, perhaps the writer of the memoranda noted above.
The MS. contains a general history of the world from the Birth of Christ to 1448, with particular reference to Florence.
The text was subsequently printed in part as a supplement to the Chronicon of Eusebius published at Milan c. 1475 [Hain 6715. B.M. VI, 703].
Produced in [Florence?].