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Ambrosian Library,

Milan, Italy; founded c.1605 by Cardinal Federigo Borromeo. Named for Milan's patron saint, it was one of the first libraries to be open to the public. Its earliest collection was a group of codices in Greek, Latin, Latin Vulgate, and various Asian languages that originated in a number of religious institutions. Other holdings came from prominent 16th–19th-century scholars and bibliophiles. Among its noted possessions are numerous classical manuscripts, e.g., Homer and Vergil; Asian texts; incunabulaincunabula
, plural of incunabulum
[Late Lat.,=cradle (books); i.e., books of the cradle days of printing], books printed in the 15th cent. The known incunabula represent about 40,000 editions.
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; palimpsests; the 5th-century Ilias picta manuscript; the Virgilio illustrated by Simone Martini; the Irish and the Provençal codices; the De prospectiva pingendi by Piero della Francesca; and da Vinci's Codex atlanticus. The Ambrosian Library also has a notable art gallery, est. 1618, housing more than 1,500 works of art.
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Eugenio Refini rende note alcune informazioni--affioranti dal carteggio dellaportiano--sugli ultimi anni di vita del filosofo e sulle trattative inedite con Antonio Olgiati, per un lascito librario alla Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Si tratta di acquisizioni funzionali alla ricostruzione della biblioteca del filosofo, cui contribuisce anche il lavoro di Anna Cerbo.
80), mentre presso la Biblioteca Ambrosiana e conservata "una terza e piu moderna trascrizione delle postille di cx" (p.
The two profoundly different versions of the mysterious Virgin of the Rocks, the uncannily perfect wall painting of The Last Supper, exhibited by a full-scale copy by his pupil Giampietrino (1500-1550) before the new doorway cut off Christ's feet; three portraits: Belle Ferronniere from the Louvre, The Portrait of a Musician from the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Pinocoteca, Milan and The Lady with an Ermine, Il Moro's mistress, from the Czartoryski Foundation, Cracow; Saint Jerome from the Vatican Museums, Vatican City, an unfinished work showing Leonardo's pentimenti in both drapery and the lion, and more were brought together in this outstanding collection.
One is the Codex Atlanticus in Milan's Biblioteca Ambrosiana while the other contained all of the drawings which ended up in England by 1630 after originally being sold on again following Leoni's death in Madrid in 1608.
Federico Borromeo, on the other hand, is well known, as the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan at the beginning of the seventeenth century, the founder of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, and the cousin of Carlo Borromeo.
Yet here, however, I would argue, the weight of the evidence in regard to the question of authorship is documentary, given that numerous drawings by Antonio Campi, including many sheets in black chalk, and among these, one of the chief examples, which is exactly comparable in type and medium to the Dresden sheet, now at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Cod.
Tamborini's edition compares the Lyons edition with a Milanese manuscript at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana that predated it; Spon's manuscript does not survive.
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