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Libro degli uomini famosi
Italy, Venice, ca. 1405
MS G.36 fol. 46v

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Petrarch: Text, De Viris Illustribus, Gaius Julius Caesar -- Julius Caesar, wearing armor, holding spear (?), seated astride horse. In decorated initial G composed of fantastic animals, with marginal extenders inhabited by bird and cherubs.

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