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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Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution from Copernicus to Newton 1. A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments. Marbled flyleaves, red edges. There he became a pupil of the German scientist, Athanasius Kircher.

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


The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Gabbinetto. Several instruments are also related to the New World, such as the ‘Trombo della Florida’. Techniques of Chinese lacquer: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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

Filippo Buonanni and the harmonic Cabinet

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. Aarmonico instruments in the Museum Kircherianum.

Very light browning throughout, some plates more heavily browned. A two-volume study started in and completed in of the coins issued by the papacy over the centuries.

A good, genuine copy. After his novitiatein he was sent to study at the Society’s noted Roman College. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Bonanni’s work is significant for his careful attempts to precisely describe shell morphology. Bonanni describes a total of ancient and modern instruments, including examples from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and America: Retrieved 6 May He also became a skilled copper plate engraver.


He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Bonanni created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors, Recreatione dell’occhio e della mente The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication.

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 Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries.

His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music. Library resources about Filippo Bonanni.