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A man playing serpent: Engraving from Bonanni’s Gabinetto Armonico. Filippo Bonanni; S.J. or Buonanni (7 January – 30 March ) was an Italian Jesuit. Filippo Buonanni (o Bonanni), Gabinetto armonico – Harmonic cabinet. Filippo Buonanni (or Bonanni) () was a Jesuit erudite from. Gabinetto Armonico. Pieno d’Istromenti Sonori Indicati, e Spiegati, Bonanni, Filippo. Author Name Bonanni, Filippo [also spelled Buonanni]. Title Gabinetto.

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This work was republished repeatedly over the next century in several languages, and was re-issued in in its original Italian version. Marbled flyleaves, red edges.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. InBonanni published his studies in Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cineseor Treatise on the Varnish commonly called Chinese. Retrieved 6 May The Art of Living with Art.

Filippo Bonanni

The two-volume guide was the first treatise devoted entirely to molluscs and included numerous engravings. X5v, is also augmented with three new entries.

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Zoological taxonomies bonabni the time were based on visual characteristics, and Bonanni paid special attention to both form and color, and showed details sometimes fanciful of the creatures inside the shells.

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Gabinetto armonico pieno d’istromenti sonori / indicati, e spiegati dal padre Filippo Bonanni

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Bonanni created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors, Recreatione dell’occhio e della armonuco He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. Bonanni’s work is significant for his careful attempts to precisely describe shell morphology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments.


Bonanni describes a total of ancient and modern instruments, including examples from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and America: Aarmonico Kircher’s death inBonanni was appointed curator of the well-known cabinet of curiosities collection of antiquities gathered by Kircher agbinetto installed in the Roman College. When geologists were historians, The author of this work, the Jesuit Filippo Bonanni, was chief librarian armonifo the Collegio Romano, and succeeded his teacher Athanasius Kircher as Professor of Mathematics.

Several instruments are also related to the New World, such as the ‘Trombo della Florida’. Several later Linnaean names were based on his illustrations. Unfortunately, due to the printing and engraving process, the spirals shown on the shells were reversed from dextral bonannj sinistralbobanni mirror image problem that later books avoided.

Bonanni followed Aristotle in believing in theories of spontaneous generation. His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music. Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum. The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication. Among other topics, Bonanni wrote of the ingredients craftsmen in China used to make the lacquer they used on porcelain, a popular import item for Europe at the time.

The edition is presented in the issue supplemented with the final Aggiunta containing seven additional pages of text and twelve more plates; the errata on the recto of the final leaf, which replaces the errata leaf that was bound in the first issue after fol.

Gabineto created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors infor which he is considered a founder of conchology. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. CIII is misplaced before p. Encyclopedia of the gabinwtto revolution from Copernicus to Newton 1.


A two-volume study started in and completed in of the coins issued by the papacy over the centuries. Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces.

Retrieved from ” https: There he became a pupil of the German scientist, Athanasius Kircher.

Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet. Library resources about Filippo Bonanni. Bonanni was born in Rome inand entered the Society of Jesus inwhen he was still 17 years old. He used boonanni lenses to create his own microscope and to develop scientific studies of a number of specimens.

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Bonanni was a shell collector and was the author of the first book devoted solely to seashellspublished in Rome in The double-folding plate shows the ‘Galleria armonica’, i. Mayer-Deutsch, Das Musaeum Kircherianum. After his novitiatein he was sent to study at the Society’s noted Roman College.

Like other gxbinetto of the day, he went on to experiment with various recipes to recreate the lacquer used on porcelain and furniture. He later speculated that fossils could be divided into two groups—the remains of organisms, and the “products of natural powers. Techniques of Chinese lacquer: The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni.