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Stemmario Orsini De Marzo del Regno di Napoli
Fifth volume of the series The European Edition of the Sources for Heraldry and Genealogy conserved in Private Collections (after the Florentine, Bolognese and Venetian armorials and the Priorista Fiorentino Orsini De Marzo), this exceptional Neapolitan armorial belonging to the Familienstiftung Haus Orsini Dea Paravicini dates back to the Seventeenth century, but it should be a copy from one or more original codices some centuries older: infact, it shows coats of arms of families died out since long time, while those of houses of more recent nobility or immigration are lacking. The original manuscript is composed of 180 colour plates and more than 500 are the coats of arms families of Naples and its Kingdom, four in each page and often in more than a single specimen, duly changed according to the very law of the Heraldry of Old of French ascendancy, plunging its roots into the Normand and Angevinian times. Along with houses still flourishing or died out of the Kingdom, as in the common use, coats of arms of foreign families are also represented: of some houses ruling on a single town or on a bigger territorial entity (Alidosi, Appiani, Bentivoglio, Del Carretto, Castracani, Correggio, Este, Gonzaga, Malatesta, Manfredi, Medici, Montefeltro, Ordelaffi, Pepoli, Riario, Saluzzo, Terzi, Della Torre, Varano, Visconti), of Italian feudal lords (conti di Ceccano, Fieschi, Guidi; but also French: Foix, Lusignan, Sabran), of condottieri (Carmagnola, Collalto, Colleoni, Cunio, Piccinino, Trivulzio) and finally of poets, too (Ariosto, Dante, Petrarca, Pontano). More or less effective coats of arms are then given to the main princes e kings, peoples and kingdoms, of the time: along with better known European powers, even the Prince of Etiopia is represented as well as the Kingdom of Cataio (Greater China)! Bigger (occupying the whole page) and real masterpieces of heraldic art are the coats of arms, which follow, of the sovereigns having sat on the throne of Naples, as well as those of the viceroys: infact, not lesser is the artistic interest of this precious armorial than its documentary value, for the artistic command shown by the anonymous author of the coats of arms, penned and painted with a lavish and careful style following the very heraldic art of Old. Italian introduction by Niccolo' Orsini De Marzo, blazons and Index armorum in French by Michel Popoff.
Pages 300 - Size 21x30 cm - Binding: Hardback
ISBN 978-88-7531-050-9

 Index of the coats of arms
A few versions of the Del Balzo coat of arms.
A few versions of the Ruffo coat of arms.
Colleoni, Alidosi, Ordelaffi and Bentivoglio coats of arms.
Coats of arms of the poet Giovanni Pontano, of the Da Varanos, of the counts of Cunio and of Francesco Bussone count of Carmagnola.
Coat of arms of King Ferdinand III of Naples.
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