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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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The next essay is Susanna Barsella's "I marginalia di Boccaccio all'Etica Nicomachea di Aristotele (Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana A 204 inf.
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.
and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosiana Library), both of Milan, Italy, have jointly announced the installation of Steril-Aire UVC Emitters(TM) at the library to protect an historic exhibit of the Atlantic Codex drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.
Ironically, perhaps, the most distinguished of the family's collectors, Cardinal Federico Borromeo, donated his outstanding collection of paintings and drawings to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in Milan in 1609.
Tamborini's edition compares the Lyons edition with a Milanese manuscript at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana that predated it; Spon's manuscript does not survive.
Written in Da Vinci's characteristic "mirror-image" handwriting (running from right to left), the notes had been found in the Arundel Codex (housed in the British Library in London), Forster Codex (in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum), the Atlantic Codex (kept in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy) and in manuscripts in France.
844, known as the "Manuscrit du Roi" and identified as "M"; Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, S.
Four articles seem to me the most important: Lotte Hellinga's `Peter Schoeffer and the Book-Trade in Mainz: Evidence for the Organization,' Piccarda Quilici's `Legature del Piccolpasso e legature Viscontee nella Biblioteca Ambrosiana di Milano' (though my rudimentary Italian made this a demanding read), Jan Storm van Leeuwen's `Some Observations on Dutch Publishers' Bindings Up Till 1800,' and Jeanne Veyrin-Forrer's `Notes sur Thomas Mahieu.
In 1936, Bernhard Bischoff noticed in a late eleventh-century composite manuscript of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan (MS M.
He is the founding board member for Biblioteca Ambrosiana Foundation (Milan) in the United States and has served on the Board of Directors of the New World Symphony and Florida Center for Theological Studies.
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.