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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InBonanni published his gabinegto in Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cineseor Treatise on the Varnish commonly called Chinese. Retrieved 6 May Mayer-Deutsch, Das Musaeum Kircherianum. He used his lenses to create his own microscope and to develop scientific studies of a number of specimens. The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication. This work was republished repeatedly over the next century in several languages, and was re-issued in in its original Italian version.

Filippo Bonanni

Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Gabinettl two-volume study started in and completed in of the coins issued by the papacy over the centuries.

While a student there, gainetto undertook the manufacturing of microscopic lenses. 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.


The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum. His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music.

Nonanni Art of Living with Art. Bonanni was born in Rome inand entered the Society of Jesus inwhen he was still 17 years gaginetto. 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.

Techniques of Chinese lacquer: First edition gabinerto 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.

He later speculated that fossils could be divided into two groups—the remains of organisms, and the “products of natural powers.

Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments.


After his novitiatein he was sent to study at arkonico Society’s noted Roman College. The two-volume guide was the first treatise devoted entirely to molluscs and included numerous engravings.

He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. Marbled flyleaves, red edges. The double-folding plate shows the ‘Galleria armonica’, i.

Bonanni created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors, Recreatione dell’occhio e della mente The compilation of knowledge and quality of the illustrations made this an important work. X5v, is also augmented with three new entries.

Filippo Bonanni – Wikipedia

Bonanni was a shell collector and was the author of the first book devoted solely to seashellspublished in Rome in In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. Several later Linnaean names bonanmi based on his illustrations. CIII is misplaced before p. He created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors infor which he is considered a founder of conchology.

He also became a skilled copper plate engraver.