Biblioteca Angelica ms. 1551 : and the origins of ethnohistorical illustration of Asia and the Americas around 1600 in Rome / Barbara C. Anderson.

Author
Anderson, Barbara C. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society Press, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
ix, 98 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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Summary note
  • "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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-94) and index.
Contents
  • Gods of ancient Rome, the East and West Indies, Egypt, China, and Japan
  • Asian peoples and places
  • Inca kings and queen.
Other title(s)
Origins of ethnohistorical illustration of Asia and the Americas around 1600 in Rome
ISBN
  • 9781606180938 ((paperback))
  • 1606180932
LCCN
2020027248
OCLC
1159624947
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