https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9780429292354/3abb420d-80da-4aed-a9cf-ae5c42b997f9/content/ifig0001.tif"/>“On the slopes of the Apennines, almost in the center of Italy, toward the Adriatic Sea, there lies, as everyone knows, the little city of Urbino. Although situated in a mountainous region, less pleasant than some we may have seen, it is favored by Heaven in that the country is exceedingly fertile and rich in fruits of the earth. And besides the pure and health-giving air of the region, all things necessary for human life are to be found here in great abundance. But among the greatest blessings which it enjoys, this I count to be the chief, that from remote times it has always been governed by the best of princes, although, in the universal calamities of Italy in the recent wars, it was deprived of them for a time.”