Textual Flourish

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Textual Flourish

Prziwiley frontispiece

crowned eagle motif and flourished writing

embellished calligraphic text

Polish calligraphy

16th century Polish calligraphy

detail letter 'P' flourish

textual garland

embellished letter 'W'

embellished manuscript detail

embellished calligraphy

decorative calligraphy detail

Latin calligraphic flourish

The listed title of this wonderfully embellished document from the National Digital Library of Poland is:
"Prziwiley okolo uniei za odiazdem Litt. : [oraz inne uchwały sejmu 1569 r. i sejmów z lat 1562/1563, 1565]"

Going out on a deductive limb, it is probably an official account/agreement/order/document relating to the Union of Lublin {1569} under King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland in which the Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland were united into a single Commonwealth.

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