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Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
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Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania


BRIEF DESCRIPTION

F101-7, F101-15, F101-19, F101-20, F101-21 F101-22, F101-23, F101-24, F101-25, F101-26 F101-27, F101-28, F101-29, F101-30, F101-31 F101-32, F101-33, F101-35, F101-36, F101-37 F101-38, F101-39, F101-41, F101-43, F101-44 F101-48, F101-49, F101-50, F101-52, F101-53 F101-55, F101-56, F101-57, F101-58, F101-59 F101-61, F101-62, F101-66, F101-67, F101-68 F101-69, F101-70, F101-71, F101-72, F101-74 F101-75, F101-76, F101-77, F101-78, F101-80 F101-87, F101-89, F101-93, F101-101, F101-106 F101-110, F101-124, F101-126, F101-127, F101-149

[F101-81] [F101-82] [F101-84] [F101-85] [F101-86] 

 



LNMMB F101-81

Vniversis et singvlis, qvorum interest,..
âñ6jìú 6â 6wáHå è êXî6äîìÖ ç îñBî6íß...

A document issued by the prefect (advocatus, âîèÙÚ), burgomaster and the assessors of the Vilnius City exempts a Vilnius resident, a merchant Pavel Kosobuckij (Paulus  Kossobucki, ïàâåëú êîñîáÖöêè9), from customs duties in the territory of the Republic of Two Nations on account of the privilege of John Casimir (Ioannes Casimirvs) to Vilnius residents.

Authenticity
Original
Place and date of issue
Vilnius (Vilna, â âèëíè), January 14, 1668
Seal

The attached seal has not remained except for a metal box without a cover (Ø 7 cm). It is affixed to the document with a string of dark red thread (parchment fold-up is 5 cm; 3 slits for the string are spaced 6.5 cm apart in a horizontal line and at 2.6 cm diagonally).

Signed by
Simon Casimirus Kietowicz, S(acræ) r(egiæ) m(aiesta)tis sec(retarius), notarius Vilnensis Simonas Kazimieras Kietowiczius, King's secretary, scribe of Vilnius City;
Symon Piotrowisz Pisarz Lawniczez na miezscu Ruskiego Radzieckiego Pisarza zasiadaięcy podpisall – Simonas Piotrowiczius, scribe of the Court of Benchmen.

Language
Parallel texts are in Latin and office Slavic. One archival and other records on the reverse are in Polish.
Illumination
The initials "Q" (8 lines, 10 cm), "U" (5 cm) and "Â" (6 cm) are drawn against a background of baroque floral ornamentation. The incipits of both texts and the lettering of the King's name are gilded (the original golden color of some letters has faded to turn into green); the letter outline is drawn in red paint.
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 72 x 48 + 5 cm.
Text in Latin: 64 x 12.5 cm.
Text in office Slavic: 64.5 x 12.5 cm.

 



F101-82

Michael primvs, Dei gratia rex Poloniæ, magnus dvx Lituaniæ…
Michael Korybut Wiśniowiecki (Michael primvs), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, confirms all the privileges of his predecessors granted to the Vilnius City and its residents.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Kraków (Cracouia), October 3, 1669.
Seal
The greater red wax attached seal of the GDL (Ø 10 cm) in a metal box (Ø 11 cm) is affixed to the document with ribbons of yellow, green and pink silk (parchment fold-up is 11 cm; 2 slits for the ribbon are spaced 9.5 cm apart).
Signed by
Michael Rex
– Michael Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
Language

Latin.
Illumination
An image (drawn in ink) in the top margin of the parchment depicts the arms of Vilnius City and the Republic of Two Nations along with the Columns of the Gediminas family and two mounted knights. The letters of the incipit are in black ink. The initial "M" is decorated with an image of floral motives; the initial "S" is framed with floral ornamentation (11 x 10.5 cm).
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 91 x 54.5 + 11 cm.
Text: 72 x 25 cm.

 



F101-84

PROCONSVLES ET CONSVLES…
Vilnius City Council/magistrate? confirms regulations concerning the rites at the Holy Trinity Church for Vilnius potters', wheelwrights' and needle-makers' guilds.

Authenticity
Original
Place and date of issue
Vilnius (Vilna), December 3, 1674
Seal
The red wax seal of the GDL capital city Vilnius (Ø 6.1 cm) in a metal box (Ø 7 cm), attached to the document with a brownish twist (3 slits for the twist are spaced out by 7.1 cm horizontally, 9.2 and 9 cm diagonally; the parchment fold-up is 4 cm).
Signed by
Simon Piotrowicz Not Magistratus Vilnensis Notarius Subscript Mpa.
Simon Piotrowicz, scribe of Vilnius magistrate.
Languages
Polish and Latin.
Illumination
The initials "P" (3.3 cm) and "S" (2.6 cm) are decorated with floral ornamentation.
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 72.5 x 29.2 + 4 cm.
Text: 68 x 16.2 cm.

 



F101-85 

Vniversis et singulis, quorum interest,..
Âñèìú â îáåöú è êîæäîìÓ ç îñîáíà... 

A document issued by the prefect (advocatus, âîèÙÚ), the burgomaster and the assessors of the Vilnius City exempts a Vilnius resident, a merchant Bazilij Omelianowicz (Basilivs Omelianowicz, áàçèëè îìåëèàíîâè÷Ú), from customs duties in the territory of the Republic of Two Nations in consideration of the privilege of John Sobieski (Ioannes III, ßíÚ ÙðåÙè9) to Vilnius residents.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Vilnius (Vilna, â ÂLèíè), November 27, 1675.
Seal

The red wax attached seal of the GDL capital city Vilnius (Ø 6 cm) in a metal box (Ø 7.1 cm) with an ornamented cover, attached to the document with a brown silk ribbon. Parchment fold-up is 4.6 cm and 3 slits for the ribbon (the upper is 6 cm, the left 2.5 cm and the right 2 cm long) are spaced 13 cm apart horizontally and 4 cm from the bottom edge of the manuscript.
Signed by

Simon Piotrowicz, not(arius) off(ic)ij consularis ciuitatis r(egi)æ Vilnen(sis), protunc notari(us) – Simon Piotrowicz, scribe of Royal Vilnius City;
IîçåôÚ Çàãrîñêè åãî êîðLîâñêîè ìèëî ñÙè ÑÙîëå÷íàãî ìjñÙà ÂLèíà ïèñàðÚ – Jozef Zagorski, scribe of Royal Vilnius City, the GDL capital.
Language
Parallel texts are in Latin and office Slavic. On the reverse threre are one archival and other records in Polish and two customs records in Hebrew.
Illumination
Gilt initials "U" and "Â" in the frame of colour floral ornamentation (10 x 10 cm) incorporate animal drawings (the former initial is decorated with an image of a unicorn and a hare, the latter with an image of a horse and a wolf).
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 58.2 x 51 + 4.6 cm.
Both texts: 50.5 x 14.9 cm.

 

 



F101-86

Vniuersis et singulis, quorum intereſt,.. 
Âñèìú âîáHå è êXîäîìÓ çîñîáíà...
A document issued by the prefect (advocatvs, âîèÙÚ), the burgomaster and the assessors of the Vilnius City exempts a Vilnius resident, a merchant Jan Jachimowicz (Ioannes Iachimowicz, iwàíÚ ßõèìîâè÷ú) from customs duties in the territory of the Republic of Two Nations on account of the privilege of John Sobieski (Ioannes III, ßíÚ ÙðåÙè9) to Vilnius residents.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Vilnius (Vilna,  â ÂLèíè), March 18, 1677.
Seal

The red wax attached seal of the GDL capital city Vilnius (Ø 6.8 cm) in a metal box (Ø 7.6 cm) with an ornamented cover, affixed to the document with a brown silk ribbon (parchment fold-up is 4.1 cm; 3 slits for the ribbon are spaced out at 6 cm in a horizontal line and 3.2 cm diagonally).
Signed by

Laurentius Casimirus Minkiewicz, ciuitatis regiæ Vilnensis in Magno Ducatu Lituaniæ metropolis notarius – Laurentij Casimir Minkiewicz, scribe of Royal Vilnius City, the GDL capital;
þçåôú çàãrîñêè åãî êîðîëDåñêîè ìèëîñÙè Ñòîëå÷íàãî ìjñòà âèëúíß ïèñàðú - Juzef Zagorski, scribe of Royal Vilnius City, the GDL capital.
Language
Parallel texts are in Latin and office Slavic. One archival and other records on the reverse are in Polish.
Illumination
The initials "U" and "Â" (6 lines, 12 and 13 cm respectively) incorporate floral motives and vignettes.
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 72.6 x 50.5 + 6.8 cm.
Text in Latin: 50.5 x 14.2 cm.
Text in office Slavic: 50.5 x 11.2 cm.

 


Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania