Treaty of Arithmetic of Lorenzo the Magnificent, s. XV


Masterpiece that belonged to Giuliano de Medici. Illustrated by Pedro Berruguete and Botticelli’s workshop.

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Facsimile edition made in 2002 of the beautiful manuscript of the fifteenth century, Trattato di Aritmetica, whose original is preserved in the Riccardian Library of Florence (signature Ms. Ricc. 2669).

Masterpiece that belonged to Giuliano de Medici. Illustrated by Pedro Berruguete and Botticelli’s workshop.

The codex consists of 230 miniatures illuminated with gold and silver by the great artist Pedro Berruguete, painter of the Court of Castile of Juana La Loca and Felipe El Hermoso, and by Filippo il Bello, of the workshop of Sandro Botticelli.

The Treaty of Arithmetic was a codex commissioned by the great patron and humanist Lorenzo de Medici for the education and instruction in the arts of the Banking and Commerce of his brother Giuliano. The text of the manuscript has been attributed to Filippo Calandri based on an incunabula published in Florence in 1491.

In spite of this “utilitarian” function, the codex was beautifully illuminated by the great artist of Spanish origin Pedro Berruguete, and by Filippo, called “the beautiful one”, member of the workshop of the Florentine Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli.

Facsimile Features:
Binding in blue velvet, with decoration, fittings and closure in silver. Format 14,5 x 19 cm. 244 pages.
Written in fifteenth-century Italian. Illustrated with 230 miniatures illuminated with gold and silver.
Unique and limited edition of 999 copies, numbered and notarized.
Presented in a closed case, book type, lined in fine blue velvet, spine with nerves, silver shield. Format 20.5 x 24 x 8.2 cm.

Accompanied by the corresponding study book by Giovanna Lazzi (Riccardian Library of Florence), Vicente Salavert (University of Valencia) and Maria Grazia Ciardi Duprè. Binding hardcover with illustrated cover, format 25 x 34 cm. 152 pages with 200 color illustrations. Trilingual texts: Spanish, Italian and English.

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