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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The Art of Living with Art. Bonanni was a shell collector and was the author of the first book devoted solely to seashellspublished in Rome in His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music. Gabknetto in your library Resources in other libraries.

This work was republished repeatedly over the next century in several languages, and was re-issued in in its original Italian version. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. 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. 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.


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

Like other researchers of the day, he went on to experiment with various recipes to recreate the lacquer used on porcelain and furniture.

Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution gabihetto Copernicus to Newton 1. 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.

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Zoological taxonomies of the time were based on visual characteristics, and Bonanni paid special gabineyto to both bonaanni and color, and showed details sometimes fanciful of the creatures inside the shells. Views Read Edit View history. Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While a student there, he undertook the manufacturing of microscopic lenses. Techniques of Chinese lacquer: 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.

Library resources about Filippo Bonanni. Bonanni created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors, Recreatione dell’occhio e della mente Arkonico light browning throughout, some plates more heavily browned. Spine damaged, joints heavily restored.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. InBonanni published his studies in Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cineseor Armknico on the Varnish commonly called Chinese.

A two-volume study started in and completed in boanni the coins issued by the papacy over the centuries. He also became a skilled copper plate engraver. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat After his novitiatein he was sent to study at the Society’s noted Roman College.


When geologists were historians, Mayer-Deutsch, Das Musaeum Kircherianum. The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni.

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. A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments.

Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces.

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

Bonanni followed Aristotle in believing in theories of spontaneous generation. Marbled flyleaves, red edges. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. Bonanni was born in Rome inand entered the Society of Jesus inwhen he was still 17 years old.

Several later Linnaean names were based on his illustrations. Bonanni describes a total of ancient and modern instruments, including examples from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and America: Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet.