1594 Lives of Popes Platina Catholic Church Sacchi PAGAN Halley Comet Sixtus II

SACCHI, Bartolomea [Platina]

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The standard reference work on papal history!

 

Bartolomeo Sacchi, or Platina, was a 15th-century Italian humanist who is most remembered for his book ‘Vitae Pontificum,’ or ‘Lives of the Popes.’ ‘Lives’ was an important work dedicated to the papacy of important Catholic popes, but Platina wrote the work through the lens of Roman history with obvious themes of paganism. This book was the first systematic handbook on papal history and praises the punishment of heresy throughout the Catholic Church. Not only was this a famous papal reference, but it was one of the first printed works to contain mention of Halley’s Comet. This became an important inclusion because this work often was the lynchpin in the conflict between religion and science.

 

This impressive 1594 edition is illustrated with portrait engravings by Panvinio and was translated into Italian by Bartolomeo Dionigi. This edition is notable as earlier printings did not include the same portraits.

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1594 Lives of Popes Platina Catholic Church Sacchi PAGAN Halley Comet Sixtus II

 

The standard reference work on papal history!

 

Bartolomeo Sacchi, or Platina, was a 15th-century Italian humanist who is most remembered for his book ‘Vitae Pontificum,’ or ‘Lives of the Popes.’ ‘Lives’ was an important work dedicated to the papacy of important Catholic popes, but Platina wrote the work through the lens of Roman history with obvious themes of paganism. This book was the first systematic handbook on papal history and praises the punishment of heresy throughout the Catholic Church. Not only was this a famous papal reference, but it was one of the first printed works to contain mention of Halley’s Comet. This became an important inclusion because this work often was the lynchpin in the conflict between religion and science.

 

This impressive 1594 edition is illustrated with portrait engravings by Panvinio and was translated into Italian by Bartolomeo Dionigi. This edition is notable as earlier printings did not include the same portraits.

 

Item number: #8547

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SACCHI, Bartolomea [Platina]

Historia delle vite de i Sommi Pontefici, dal Saluator nostro sino a Clemente VIII. Scritta da Battista Platina … dal P.F. Onofrio Panuinio, & da Antonio Cicarelli … Illustrata con l’annotationi del Panuinio … & con la Cronologia Ecclesiastica dell’istesso, tradotta in lingua italiana, & ampliata dal R.M. Bartolomeo Dionigi … Ornata nuouamente di bellissimi ritratti di tutti essi Pontefici, etc.

Venetia: Bernardo Basa: 1594.

 

Details:

  • Foliation: Complete with all pages

o   [36], 339 leaves; [14], 192

o   Leaf nos. 256, 257 omitted in foliation; leaf nos. 265, 266 repeated in foliation, as expected

o   Numerous woodcut portraits throughout

  • References: Edit16 31471; USTC 807534
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm)

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Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Religion

Authors

SACCHI, Bartolomea [Platina]

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete