Item #967 Provisione sopra le Carni Porcine e loro prezzi. Pubblicta in Bologna il dì 10 Novembre 1658. Cookery.
Provisione sopra le Carni Porcine e loro prezzi. Pubblicta in Bologna il dì 10 Novembre 1658
Rare 17th Century Broadside Published in Bologna Controlling Pork Production and Prices

Provisione sopra le Carni Porcine e loro prezzi. Pubblicta in Bologna il dì 10 Novembre 1658

Bologna: per l’Herede del Benacci, 1658. Item #967

Folio Broadside.  40 ½ x 60 mm., [24 x 15 ¾ inches]. Illustrated with two woodcut symbols of the City of Bologna, an ecclesiastical coat-of-arms of the Papal Legate Cardinal Farnese printed in red and black, a decorative initial letter and the text in black ink.  The broadside was folded into 8’s and at one fold it is creased resulting in a few holes but without loss of text.  Otherwise in very good condition.


Rare broadside printed in Bologna, one of the culinary centers of bread basket of Italy, the Emilia Romania.  The text requires that pork and pork products such as lard, sausage, casings, bacon etc., that are processed and sold be regulated as to meet quality standards and price.  This includes all pork products sold in both he City of Bologna and in the countryside where much of the pork is produced. 


For instance, sausage must be made only from pork but not the liver or spleen of the animal.  Producers of pork products must use high quality salt when making salami, mortadella and other cured meats and that pork is the only meat that can be used to make these products.  It goes on to state that it is not permissible for anyone to introduce in this city any quality or quantity of foreign sausages, under the pain of fine and imprisonment.  And anyone found to contravene or ignore this Notice or any part of it, will incur in penalty of Scudi 25, and the loss of their pork product. 

Rare:  I was unable to find this in the ICCU, the Italian Union Catalogue or OCLC.. 

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Price: $2,000.00

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