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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After his novitiatein he was sent to study at the Society’s noted Roman College.

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, gablnetto one of the most important eighteenth-century sources for the history of musical instruments. Issued first time inand immediately reprinted inthis is a splendid collection of engravings of musical instruments from around the world [7]. Retrieved 6 May Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution from Copernicus to Newton 1.

The present book, reprinted inwas Bonanni’s last publication. He later speculated that fossils could be divided into two groups—the remains of organisms, and the “products of natural powers. This work was republished repeatedly over the next century in several languages, and was re-issued in in its original Italian version.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Italian academics Conchologists Italian entomologists births deaths Italian Jesuits Jesuit scientists People from Rome Catholic clergy scientists Italian Aronico Catholic priests 17th-century Italian people 18th-century Italian people. Retrieved from ” https: 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.


When geologists were historians, He created the earliest practical illustrated guide for shell collectors infor which he is considered a founder of conchology. CIII is misplaced before p. Techniques of Chinese lacquer: Nonetheless, in early writing about the nature and origins of fossils, Bonanni admitted doubts about whether theories of transport could account for the numbers and distribution of fossils. 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.

Woodcut title vignette, elaborate woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Library resources about Filippo Bonanni. Online books Resources in ganinetto library Resources in other libraries.

Like other researchers of the day, he went on to experiment with various recipes to recreate the lacquer used on porcelain and furniture. The compilation of knowledge and quality of the illustrations made this an important work.

Bonanni’s work is significant for his careful attempts to precisely describe shell morphology. Musical instruments in the Museum Kircherianum. X5v, is also augmented with three new entries.

Filippo Bonanni

Mayer-Deutsch, Das Musaeum Kircherianum. His many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music. Bonanni followed Aristotle in believing in theories of spontaneous generation. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. A portrait of King David with a harp engraved by Arnold Van Westerhout after Spargioni, and full-page engraved plates depicting musical instruments. While a student there, he undertook the manufacturing of microscopic lenses.


The two-volume guide was the first treatise devoted entirely to molluscs and included numerous engravings. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled; title in gold on morocco lettering-piece. Contemporary mottled calf, covers within triple gilt fillet. He used his lenses to create his own microscope and to develop scientific studies of a number of specimens.

The unsigned plates are attributed to Van Westerhout and Spargioni.

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He was also responsible for the Museum Kircherianum, and this volume presents the important collection of musical instruments once assembled in this museum. Several later Linnaean names were based on his bonajni.

There he became a pupil of the German scientist, Athanasius Kircher. From Gabinettk, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.