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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A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments. CIII is misplaced before p. The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni. Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces.
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Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece.
Marbled flyleaves, red edges. Spine damaged, joints heavily restored. A good, genuine copy.
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Very light browning throughout, some plates more heavily browned. 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.
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 armonio was bound in the first issue after fol.
X5v, is also augmented with three new entries.
The author of this work, the Jesuit Filippo Bonanni, was chief librarian at the Collegio Romano, and succeeded his teacher Athanasius Kircher as Professor of Mathematics. He was also responsible gabknetto the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum.
Bonanni describes a total of ancient and modern instruments, including examples from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and America: Several instruments are also related to the New World, such as the ‘Trombo della Florida’. The double-folding plate shows the ‘Galleria armonica’, i. Mayer-Deutsch, Armonicco Musaeum Kircherianum. Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum.
The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication.