Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 99 : <i>Amyris</i>. Poem in honor of Sultan Sultans Mehmed II, by Gian Mario Filelfo

At the request of his friend Othman Lillo Ferducci of Ancona, Gian Mario Filelfo composed the Amyris in the years 1471-1476. This long Latin poem was intended to thank Sultan Mehmet II for having freed Ferducci’s brother-in-law, who had been taken prisoner by the Turcs during the capture of Constantinople in 1453. Gian Mario Filelfo had the manuscript decorated in Florence with "bianchi girari” or…