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Biblioteca Angelica ms. 1551 : and the origins of ethnohistorical illustration of Asia and the Americas around 1600 in Rome / Barbara C. Anderson.
Anderson, Barbara C.
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society Press, 
ix, 98 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Watercolor painting, European
Biblioteca angelica (Rome, Italy). Manuscript. 1551
Indigenous peoples in art
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society ; v. 109, pt. 3.
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Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 0065-9746 ; volume 109, part 3
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"An exploration of the classical text, Biblioteca Angelica Manuscript 1551, including explanations and theories on how it came to be"-- Provided by publisher.
Biblioteca Angelica ms. 1551 consists of three sets of watercolor drawings, each depicting non-European peoples or places in Asia and the Americas, and belonged to the famous collector and antiquarian Camillo Massimo (1620-1677). It was part of a large donation by his descendants in the nineteenth century. This is the first in-depth investigation of the three series in terms of materials or manufacture, possible relations to one another or other contemporaneous illustrations, and role in advancing understanding of the depicted peoples. Clues within the drawings, their style, and content suggest not only new interpretations, but specific links between and among them, placing them squarely into the most intense period in the early modern era of European interest in these cultures.-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-94) and index.
Gods of ancient Rome, the East and West Indies, Egypt, China, and Japan
Asian peoples and places
Inca kings and queen.
Origins of ethnohistorical illustration of Asia and the Americas around 1600 in Rome
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