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Compendio di Scherma (Cod.256)

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Compendio di Scherma
Cod.256, Biblioteca Trivulziana
Milan, Italy
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Type Fencing manual
Date between 1679 and 1681
Place of origin Milan, Italy
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Gerolamo Giovanni Battista Christiani
Dedicated to Giuseppe Maria Visconti
Material Paper
Size 34 folia (145 mm × 201 mm)
Format Double-sided
Script Chancery cursive
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans Digital scans

Compendio di Scherma ("Fencing Compendium", Codex 256), is an Italian fencing manual written in between 1679 and 1681 by Gerolamo Giovanni Battista Christiani.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the Biblioteca Trivulziana in Milan, Italy. Christiani's treatise is dedicated to Giuseppe Maria Visconti, Marquis of Sant'Alessandro and Seigneur of Ossona, and covers the use of the rapier.



1r - 28r Rapier by Gerolamo Giovanni Battista Christiani
28v - 34v Blank


[Digital scans available for import]

Additional Resources


  1. Based on the dedication, it must have been written between 5 December 1679, when Giuseppe Maria became Marquis, and 22 January 1681, when he died.

Copyright and License Summary

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Transcription Piermarco Terminiello Index:Compendio di Scherma (Cod.256)