Medici-Laurenziana Library, Florence (Veduta della Liberia Mediceo-Laurenziana)
Height: 14.5 in
Width: 10 in
Eleven people in a library with a staircase and a tall ceiling.
This historical library in Florence, Italy, contains a repository of more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books. Built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze under the patronage of the Medici pope, Clement VII, the Library was built to emphasize that the Medici family were no longer mere merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. This building was designed by Michelangelo.