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Cenni Codex Collection

The Cenni Codex is a remarkable collection of historical plates and sketches that offers a captivating glimpse into the military uniforms


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The Cenni Codex is a remarkable collection of historical plates and sketches that offers a captivating glimpse into the military uniforms and fleets of various Italian kingdoms throughout history. From Quinto Cenni's plate depicting the majestic Italian Royal Fleet during the Italo-Turkish conflict to the detailed table showcasing the uniforms of soldiers in 1848, this codex is truly a treasure trove for history enthusiasts. One can explore the evolution of military attire through time, as seen in plates featuring troops from the Kingdom of Piedmont in 1744 or those donning uniforms from 1896-1897. The attention to detail is evident in every sketch, capturing not only the garments but also conveying an essence of each era. Additionally, this collection showcases specific branches within these armies. Gendarmi, soldati di marina e ufficiali del Terzo Cavalleria arciduca Massimiliano are depicted with precision and skill. Furthermore, there are plates dedicated to custom guards and even those representing smaller regions like Duchy of Modena or Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Whether it be studying the intricacies of Italian military fashion or gaining insight into significant historical events such as Italo-Turkish conflicts, this compilation provides an invaluable resource for researchers and enthusiasts alike. The Cenni Codex stands as a testament to Italy's rich military heritage and serves as a visual gateway into its past glory.