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

Retrieved 6 Bonajni From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bonanni was a shell collector and was the author of the first book devoted solely to seashellspublished in Rome in Very light browning throughout, some plates more heavily browned. The Art of Living with Art. Nonetheless, in early writing about the nature and origins of fossils, Bonanni admitted doubts about whether theories of transport could account for the numbers and distribution of fossils.

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.

Mayer-Deutsch, Das Musaeum Kircherianum. Bonanni describes a total of ancient and modern instruments, including examples from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and America: This work was republished repeatedly over the next century in several languages, and was re-issued in in its original Italian version.

He used his lenses to create his own microscope and to develop scientific studies of a number of specimens. Library resources about Filippo Bonanni.


He later speculated that fossils could be divided into two groups—the remains of organisms, and the “products of natural powers. Marbled flyleaves, red edges. Spine damaged, joints heavily restored.

Zoological taxonomies of 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. Bonanni’s work is significant for his careful attempts to precisely describe shell morphology.

A good, genuine copy. He also became a skilled copper plate engraver. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The author of this work, the Jesuit Filippo Bonanni, agbinetto chief librarian at the Collegio Romano, and succeeded his gbinetto Athanasius Kircher as Professor of Mathematics.

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Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum. He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. Bonanni followed Aristotle in believing in theories of spontaneous generation.

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The double-folding plate shows the ‘Galleria armonica’, i. CIII is misplaced gabintto p. 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 armlnico in the first issue after fol. A two-volume study started in and completed in of the coins issued by the papacy over the centuries.


Like other researchers of the day, he went on to experiment with various recipes to recreate the lacquer used on porcelain and furniture. Several instruments are also related to the New World, such as the ‘Trombo della Florida’.

Filippo Bonanni

InBonanni published his studies in Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cineseor Treatise on the Varnish commonly called Chinese. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat 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 present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication. There armmonico became a pupil of the German scientist, Athanasius Kircher. Bonanni was born in Rome inand entered the Society of Jesus inwhen he was still 17 years old.

Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors infor which he is considered a founder of conchology. Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet.