Maximus, Planudes (ca. 1260- ca. 1310)
A luxurious copy of the Life of Aesop, part historical and part legendary, that was compiled around 1300 by Maximos Planudes. These pages once constituted the first part of a manuscript of Aesop's Fables , which today is held primarily in New York. It was written in Florence between 1482 and 1485 by Démétrios Damilas, one of the main scribes at the court of the Medici, for Lorenzo the Magnificent's young son Piero II de' Medici, who was 10-12 years old at the time. On the splendid frontispiece one can recognize the portraits of Planudes and Piero II.
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- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Jacques Rosenthal (München) (Seller) | Maximus, Planudes (Author) | Medici, Piero de' (Patron) | Rosenthal, Erwin (Seller) | Rosenthal, Jacques (Seller) | Rosenthal, Jacques (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description