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

This work was republished repeatedly gsbinetto the next century in several languages, and was re-issued in in its original Italian version. The double-folding plate shows the ‘Galleria armonica’, i.

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The armonkco plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni. While a student there, he undertook the manufacturing of microscopic lenses.

He created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors infor which he is considered a founder of conchology. The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication. When geologists were historians, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Bonanni agmonico born in Rome inand entered the Society of Jesus inwhen he was still 17 years old. Bonanni created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors, Recreatione dell’occhio e della mente A good, genuine copy.

Zoological taxonomies of the time were based on visual characteristics, and Bonanni paid special attention to both form and color, and gabinteto details sometimes fanciful of the creatures inside the shells. Bonanni followed Aristotle in believing in theories of spontaneous generation.


Several instruments are also related to the New World, such as the ‘Trombo della Florida’. The Art of Living with Art.

Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum. Italian academics Conchologists Italian entomologists births deaths Italian Jesuits Jesuit scientists People from Rome Catholic clergy scientists Italian Roman Catholic priests 17th-century Italian people 18th-century Italian people.

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Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet. After his novitiatein he was sent to study at the Society’s noted Roman College. He later speculated that fossils could be divided into two groups—the remains of organisms, and the “products of natural powers.

X5v, is also augmented with three new entries. Spine damaged, joints heavily restored. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and gqbinetto volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. His many works included armomico on fields ranging from anatomy to music.

There he became a pupil of the German scientist, Athanasius Kircher. Techniques of Chinese lacquer: A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments. The author of this work, the Jesuit Armonici Bonanni, gabinerto chief librarian fabinetto the Collegio Romano, and succeeded his teacher Athanasius Kircher as Professor of Mathematics. Several later Linnaean names were based on his illustrations.

He used his lenses to create his own microscope and to develop scientific studies of a number of specimens. CIII is misplaced before p. The compilation of knowledge and quality of the illustrations made this an important work. Retrieved 6 May Bonanni’s work is significant for his careful attempts vonanni precisely describe shell morphology.


Issued first time inand immediately reprinted in vabinetto, this is a splendid collection of engravings of musical instruments from around the world [7]. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Armnico title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Bonanni describes a total of ancient and modern instruments, including examples from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and America: Bonanni was a shell collector and was the author of the first book devoted solely to seashellspublished in Rome in First edition of the earliest attempt to describe and depict every known musical instrument from ancient times up to the period in which the author lived, and one of the most important eighteenth-century sources for the history of musical instruments.

Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution from Copernicus to Newton 1.