Laudatio ad funebrem concionem quæ Pisis habita est in exequiis Cosmi Medicis magni Hetruriæ ducis

Autore: ANGELI BARGEO, Pietro (1517-1596)

Tipografo: Giunta

Dati tipografici: Firenze, 1574

Formato: in quarto

4to (209x152 mm). [12] leaves. Collation: A-C4. Woodcut Medici's coat of arms on the title page. Woodcut printer's device on l. C4v. Woodcut portrait of Cosimo de' Medici on l. A1v. Woodcut initials and headpieces. A good, wide-margined copy, light marginal foxing, small ink stain on the title page. 18th-century colored wrappers.

Rare first edition of the funaral oration for Cosimo I de' Medici delivered by the scholar Pietro Angeli Bargeo in Pisa on June 24, 1574. The text was soon translated into Italian and presented to Joanna of Austria, the wife of the new Grand Duke Francesco I.

Called Bargaeus from the name of his hometown Barga, Angeli was a pupil of the jurist Ugo Buoncompagni (the future Pope Gregorio XIII) and of the scholar Romolo Amaseo. From 1546 to 1549 he taught Latin and Greek in Reggio Emilia, then he moved to Pisa, where he remained until 1592. From 1588 to 1592 he was consul of the Florentine Academy. He carried out various diplomatic tasks on behalf of Alfonso d'Avalos Marquis del Vasto, then at the service of Cosimo I de' Medici. A great versifier in Latin, Angeli composed the epic poem Syrias (1591) and other neo-Latin compositions including the Cynegeticon (1561) and the Aucupium (1566).

Gamba, 1549; Camerini, I, 38; Moreni, I, 37; Uccelli, 7916; Bibl. J. Manzoni, I, p. 196, nr. 1621; Ruggieri (ed. 1873), p. 149, no. 723.