Laurentij Pignorij Patauini Mensa Isiaca : qua sacrorum apud Aegyptios ratio & simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis simul exhibentur & explicantur / accessit ejusdem authoris de Magna Deum matre discursus, & sigillorum, gemmarum, amuletorum aliquot figurae & earundem ex Kirchero Chisletioque interpretatio. Nec non Jacobi Philippi Tomasini Manus Aenea, & de vita rebusque Pignorij dissertatio.

Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631.
Other Title:
Laurentii Pignorii Patavini Mensa Isiaca
Mensa Isiaca
Mensa Isiaca.
Magnae Deum Matris Idaeae.
Magnus Aeneae.
Amstelodami : Sumptibus Andreae Frisii, MDCLXIX [1669]
[10], 96, [20], 96 p., 12 leaves of plates (11 folded) : ill. ; 25 cm. (4to)
usDO C.BA 2.x. neci (3) 1669 (R)
Isis (Egyptian deity).
Cybele (Goddess).
Egypt -- Antiquities -- Collections.
Bembo, Pietro, 1470-1547 -- Art collections.
Place of Publication:
Netherlands Amsterdam.
The author's Magnae Deum Matris Idaeae (p. [13-20], 1-28 in the second section) and Tomasini's Manus Aeneae (p. [29]-60 in the second section) have separate title-pages.
Signatures: *⁴**¹A-N⁴O² chi⁴(a)-(n)⁴.
Engraved half title page, signed by A. Bloteling: in the midst of Egyptian monuments stands the three-faced statue of Isis; on the left two female sphinxes; at right, almost seen from behind, sits the artist wearing a beret and wrapped in a cloak; he looks out and holds a drawing board on his knee with his left hand.
Engraved title vignette: device of printer Andreas Frisius, depicting an old man reading several books at the same time, with motto "Optimi consultores mortui" (The best advisors are the dead).
Woodcut initials, tail-pieces, numerous intaglio illustrations in text.
Local notes:
Kaplan Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2012 by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.
Penn Provenance:
Kaplan, Arnold (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Kaplan, Deanne (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Gunn, William (bookplate) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Gardner, F.L. Catalogue raisonne on occult sciences, 1 (Rosicrucian books), no. 329
British Museum, 190, col. 10
Frisius, Andreas, d. 1675, printer.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Italian Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)
Tomasini, Giacomo Filippo, 1595-1655. Manus Aeneae, Cecropii votum referentis.
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