|Author:||VALERIANO Bolzani, Giovanni Pierio|
|Title:||Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis Commentarii, ... accesserunt in hac postrema Editione, Hori Apollinis Hieroglypicorum Libri duo|
|Description:||In-f°, , , 644,  ; 100,  ; 88 ; , 140,  ; 211 pp, engraved title, woodcut portrait of the author, richly illustrated with woodcut vignettes in text. Upper and lower margin of the title cut, some waterstains|
|Note:||Ref. Caillet 1977, Praz p. 521: First published in 1556. The most complete edition is considered that of 1626, Lugduni, with the addition of the hieroglyphics of Horapollo. It contains also "Hieroglyphicorum et medicorum emblematum [Greek:] dodekakrounos auctore Ludovico Casanova". This edition not in Landwehr Romanic.|
Famous and very influential source book for 16th and 17th century imagery. Its beautiful illustrations and thematic ordering made it into a treasured and very accessible encyclopaedia of allegory.
Praz p.24: "In Valeriano's book hieroglyphs are wedded to the symbolism of mediaeval lapidaries and bestiaries, and of the Physiologus ascribed to Epiphanius, a collection of symbols suggested by animals (the stork, the pelican, the phoenix, etc.) which was itself of Alexandrine provenance."
|Price:||€800 - €1000|