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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His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music. The double-folding plate shows the ‘Galleria armonica’, i.

Unfortunately, due to the printing and engraving process, the spirals shown on the shells were reversed from dextral to sinistrala mirror image problem that later books avoided. After Kircher’s death inBonanni was appointed curator of the well-known cabinet of curiosities collection of antiquities gathered by Kircher and installed in the Roman College.

The compilation of knowledge and quality of the illustrations made this an important work. The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Issued first time inand immediately reprinted inthis is a splendid collection of engravings of musical instruments from around the world [7].

Like other researchers of the day, he went on to experiment with various recipes to recreate the lacquer used on porcelain and furniture. A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments. Library resources about Filippo Bonanni.


Filippo Buonanni and the harmonic Cabinet

He also became a skilled copper plate engraver. Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution from Copernicus to Newton 1. He created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors infor which he is considered a founder of conchology. Several later Linnaean names were based on his illustrations.

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Retrieved from ” https: Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. 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. Bonanni followed Aristotle in believing in theories of spontaneous generation. Bonanni was born in Rome inand entered the Society of Jesus inwhen he was still 17 years old.

There he became a pupil of the German scientist, Athanasius Kircher.

Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication. The two-volume guide was the first treatise devoted entirely to molluscs and included numerous engravings. By using this site, you agree armonicco the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. CIII is misplaced before p. When geologists were historians, Marbled flyleaves, red edges. Mayer-Deutsch, Das Musaeum Kircherianum. InBonanni published his studies in Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cineseor Treatise on the Varnish commonly called Chinese. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries.

Bonanni created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors, Recreatione dell’occhio e della mente Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. He later speculated that fossils could be divided into two groups—the remains of organisms, and the “products of natural powers.

He used his lenses to create his own microscope and to develop scientific studies of a number of specimens.

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

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