... and following posts Feb/Apr 2010.
Crivelli worked with copperplate engraving. It seems to me (I know only the snippets) #, that the writer of the article speculated about this new technology, if it was the background of the Bologna-1477 document found by Orioli.
Anyway, one gets, that Robert Biancichelli (or Blancichelli) was a man from Rimini and I found, that he had a notary archive, which reaches from 1423-1498 and it seems to exist still in our times. I wonder, if there is more to his activities with Bonozzi (I just found a note about this archive, not more).
Perhaps Bianchelli made the decks for the Rimini market?
Robert Malatesta ruled in Rimini. He was then (1477) condottieri of the Chiesa and he had married in 1475 a daughter of Federico Montefeltro (leading general of the Chiesa), which was thsame year, when Costanzo Sforza married Camilla d'Aragon (and Montefeltro had managed this marriage). The wedding had remarkable features and these were manifested in a festival book ...
thread: "Project: Festival book 1475"
In this text a specific Venus motif was presented ...
... which curiously was repeated in a text of Erhard Ratdolt some time later (Ratdolt edition of 1488, Flores astronomiae) ...
Maybe this was just a rather common motif, but I'm puzzled, that Ratdolt was mentioned in the this article of 1940.
Roberto Malatesta married in June 1475 ("Sul finire del giugno") according ...
http://www.riminiturismo.it/eventi-noti ... ontefeltro
http://www.condottieridiventura.it/inde ... -malatesta
Costanzo Sforza had married in "late May 1475" according ...
https://books.google.de/books?id=ZuzVI- ... on&f=false
http://www.condottieridiventura.it/~con ... -di-pesaro
There are 32 km distance between Pesaro and Rimini. Guests from far away could travel from one festivity to the next.
http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduc ... 05375936-1
(sells a book with pictures from the manuscript; some pictures of the book at ...
https://issuu.com/brepolspublishers/doc ... 21/4737288 )
... I get the date 26 – 30 May 1475 and the following relevant info:
The translation has been made from the early printed text (the incunable in the British Library, I.A.31753 Sforza, Costantio Signore di Pesaro, 1475) and also directly from the unique illustrated presentation manuscript in the Vatican Library (MS Vat. Urb. Lat. 899) which, though previously thought to have been produced in 1480, may in fact have been made at the same time as the incunable edition. It is not known for whom the printed books were intended (7 copies only survive), but it is likely that the prominent dignitaries among the 108 guests – who included Federico da Montefeltro, the groom’s brother-in-law – would have been the recipients of the account when it was printed in November 1475.