1672 Moscardo Museum of Curiosities Illustrated Oddities Archaeology Verona RARE

MOSCARDO, Lodovico

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An impressive and highly desirable 1672 edition of Lodovico Moscardo’s catalog of his ‘Wunderkammer’, or Cabinet of Curiosities. Many scientists and archaeologists had such exhibits but Moscardo’s was of note. He published a book describing and outlining the contents of this museum which contained not only works of art, but specimens of antiquity such as weapons, coins, clocks, instruments, fossils and shells, pottery and jewelry, gems and stones, and minerals found all around the world. According to Findlen,

“the catalogues of 17th-century collections such as those of Veronese noble Ludovico Moscardo were all models of wit and persuasions; dwarfs, chameleons, birds of paradise, and abnormal trees formed by nature happily coexisted alongside mathematical instruments.”

 

This fine 1672 edition features a myriad of impressive illustrations throughout, printed in Verona – the home of Moscardo’s 17th-century museum.

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1672 Moscardo Museum of Curiosities Illustrated Oddities Archaeology Verona RARE

 

An impressive and highly desirable 1672 edition of Lodovico Moscardo’s catalog of his ‘Wunderkammer’, or Cabinet of Curiosities. Many scientists and archaeologists had such exhibits but Moscardo’s was of note. He published a book describing and outlining the contents of this museum which contained not only works of art, but specimens of antiquity such as weapons, coins, clocks, instruments, fossils and shells, pottery and jewelry, gems and stones, and minerals found all around the world. According to Findlen,

“the catalogues of 17th-century collections such as those of Veronese noble Ludovico Moscardo were all models of wit and persuasions; dwarfs, chameleons, birds of paradise, and abnormal trees formed by nature happily coexisted alongside mathematical instruments.”

 

This fine 1672 edition features a myriad of impressive illustrations throughout, printed in Verona – the home of Moscardo’s 17th-century museum.

 

Item number: #7632

Price: $1500

 

MOSCARDO, Lodovico

 

Note overo Memorie del Museo del Conte Lodovico Moscardo, nobile veronese, uno dei padri dell’Accademia Filarmonica… dal medesimo descritte in tre libri…: con l’aggiunta in questa 2a impressione della seconda parte dello stesso autore accresciuta di cose spettanti particolarmente all’antichità…

 

In Verona: Per Andrea Rossi, 1672.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • [16], 488
      • Continuous pagination across both parts
      • Second part has separate t.p.
    • Filled with numerous engravings throughout
  • References: Findlen, Possessing Nature, p. 42;
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.75in X 8in (29.5cm x 20.5cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable

 

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7632

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Other

Authors

MOSCARDO, Lodovico

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete