Bosio's edition of the Statutes of the Knights of Malta (1589)

Source: 145 Sec Brev Reg F 116 (1589)

Bosio's edition of the Statutes of the Knights of Malta (1589), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Sec. Brev. Reg. 145 F 116 (1589): Bosio's Italian translation of the Statutes of the Knights of Malta

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Privilege to Giacomo Bosio, historian of the Knights of Malta, for his edition of the Statutes of the Knights of Malta; Bosio’s privilege expressly preserves the exclusivity of the prior privilege to Tolomeo Veltroni, va_1588 over the engravings in Tolomeo’s edition of the Statutes in Latin

1 Commentary:

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, The 1593 Antonio Tempesta Map of Rome, in Dan Hunter and Claudy Op Den Kamp, eds., A History of IP in 50 Objects (Cambridge University Press 2019), available at

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, Proto-property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, 36 Colum. J. L. & the Arts 345 (2013) available at

  • Christopher Witcombe, Copyright in the Renaissance: Prints and the Privilegio in Sixteenth-Century Venice and Rome (Leiden, Brill 2004) p. 242 & n. 24 View on GoogleBooks (Preview)

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Year: 1589

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Language: Latin

Source: 145 Sec Brev Reg F 116 (1589)

Persons referred to:
Barbiani, Marcello Vestrio
Bosio, Giacomo
Lancellotti, Cardinal Scipione
Loubenx de Verdalle, Hugues de
Pope Sixtus V
Veltroni, Tolomeo

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Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem



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Jane C. Ginsburg

For assistance in translating and transcribing the Latin documents on the Vatican documents section, Jane Ginsburg wishes to acknowledge her Columbia Law School Research Assistants, listed in alphabetical order, with year of graduation. Assistants whose names appear in bold finalized the preparation of the documents.

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