Decreto delli molto magnifici Sig. Luogotenente & Consiglieri di S. Altezza Fatta il Di X. di Febbraio MDLXIX. Contra quelli che Taglieranno Nelli. Alpi.

(Florence. Environment.)

Decreto delli molto magnifici Sig. Luogotenente & Consiglieri di S. Altezza Fatta il Di X. di Febbraio MDLXIX. Contra quelli che Taglieranno Nelli. Alpi.

Description: [EARLY PRINTED LAW ON DEFORESTATION] first edition, woodcut Medici device to title, woodcut initial, a little light age yellowing, small paper flaw to upper edge of both leaves and towards outer edge of A1, minor faint water stain along upper gutter and upper edge, with few minute scattered (worm?) holes, ff. [2], A2, small 4to, disbound, old ms. leaf numbers '160' and '161' inked to upper outer corner.

Publication Details: Florence: Nella Sta[m]p[eri]a Ducale, 1569

Notes: A remarkable ephemeral survival of early environmental law. This 'Decreto', issued in 1569 by Cosimo I de' Medici, is concerned with the policies surrounding tree-felling in the mountainous areas of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Whilst, in pre-1700 Italy and Europe, 'forested areas were still ubiquitous and their resources vast or at least sufficient for human needs', 'the slow but steady pace of economic growth and the moderate human impact on forested areas' was starting to have a visible impact. Indeed, deforestation 'was most often pursued to open up lands useful for subsistence cultivati...more

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Subject: Law

Published Date: 1569

Stock Number: 69998

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