RIPA Cesare – Nova Iconologia – 1618

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RIPA Cesare – Nova Iconologia di Cesare Ripa perugino Cavalier de Ss. Mauritio, & Lazzaro. Nella quale si descrivono diverse Imagini di Virtù, Vitij, Affetti, Passioni humane, Arti, Discipline, Humori, Elementi, Corpi Celesti, Provincie d’Italia, Fiumi, tutte le parti del Mondo, ed’altre infinite materie. Opera Utile ad Oratori, Predicatori, Poeti, Pittori, Scultori, Disegnatori, e ad’ogni studioso. Per inventar Concetti, Emblemi, ed Imprese, per divisare qualsivoglia apparato Nuttiale, Funerale, Trionfale. Per rappresentar Poemi Drammatici, e per figurare co’ suoi propij simboli ciò, che può cadere in pensiero humano. Ampliata Ultimamente dallo stesso Auttore di Trecento Imagini, e arricchita di molti discorsi pieni di varia eruditione; e con nuovi intagli, et con molti Indici copiosi. Dedicata all’Illustre, & Rev. Padre D. Massimo da Mantova Decano, & Vicario perpetuo di Civè – 1618. In Padova, per Pietro Paolo Tozzi, nella stampa del Pasquati. Full floppy vellum (probably coeval but reassembled in a later period – or eighteenth century – as well as the endpapers) with traces of handwritten notes on the spine; octavo, 22 x 17 cm; pp. (2b) + (48) + 648 + (2b); worn binding, old ownership note deleted from the title page, rare and slight blooms, a couple of pages with slightly torn lower margin, overall a good copy, fresh and rustling paper. Title page with allegorical vignette in woodcut, woodcut caps, full-page a4v engraved portrait of the author, 306 half-page woodcut illustrations with architectural decorations on the sides. As often happened, the genitals represented in the illustrations have been censored here by ancient hand. Beautiful example of the fifth edition of the work that made Ripa famous. Last – and most complete – edition edited by the author in life. The extraordinary iconographic set – increased from edition to edition and now completed – impregnated with allegorical symbolism makes the work a true classic. It ranges from the representation of concepts, virtues, geographical places, intended for the use of artists and writers. The work is considered as a summa of allegorical representation, a forerunner and an ever-current source of inspiration