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The Books of Marin Sanudo the Younger from Venice to the World

Sat, April 2, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Floor: Mezzanine, Statler Room


In 1533 the library of the Venetian diarist Marin Sanudo the Younger comprised more than six thousand books, according to the author himself. Among Venetian book collections of the fifteenth and sixteenth century, this constituted a highly respected book stock. After Sanudo's death, many of his books remained in Venice, but for the most part the collection was scattered and dispersed around the world. This paper attempts to retrace the paths of some of these volumes, by determining successive possessors and current location.