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The Resource Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti ove si narra quattro nauigationi fatte d'alcuni mercanti & delle lor merci, & di sua fortuna, paesi, & popoli da lor veduti : con il successo di diece conclusioni in piu suggetti fatte in vn general collegio di diece eccellenti Medici et altre cose notabili molto vtili, e diletteuoli, raccolte hor nuouamente da M. Lodou. Cignano Bolog. & diuisa in sette spatij

Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti ove si narra quattro nauigationi fatte d'alcuni mercanti & delle lor merci, & di sua fortuna, paesi, & popoli da lor veduti : con il successo di diece conclusioni in piu suggetti fatte in vn general collegio di diece eccellenti Medici et altre cose notabili molto vtili, e diletteuoli, raccolte hor nuouamente da M. Lodou. Cignano Bolog. & diuisa in sette spatij

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Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti ove si narra quattro nauigationi fatte d'alcuni mercanti & delle lor merci, & di sua fortuna, paesi, & popoli da lor veduti : con il successo di diece conclusioni in piu suggetti fatte in vn general collegio di diece eccellenti Medici et altre cose notabili molto vtili, e diletteuoli
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Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti ove si narra quattro nauigationi fatte d'alcuni mercanti & delle lor merci, & di sua fortuna, paesi, & popoli da lor veduti
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con il successo di diece conclusioni in piu suggetti fatte in vn general collegio di diece eccellenti Medici et altre cose notabili molto vtili, e diletteuoli
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raccolte hor nuouamente da M. Lodou. Cignano Bolog. & diuisa in sette spatij
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Summary
"First and only edition of Italian literary musings concerning merchant voyages, including information about commerce with the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia, India and China, with references to Mecca, Constantinople, Cairo and other cities. There are seven numbered chapters (each called a "Spatio"). One discusses a voyage to the East Indies and many refer to real places, but some of the other destinations, as well as the names of some of the people and ships, seem to be allegorical. Chapter 1 argues for the benefits of travel abroad in general. Chapter 2, discusses the voyage of two ships to the East Indies and mentions many real places along the way and beyond. Chapter 3 concerns the ship Pistri. Chapter 4 describes a voyage to "Tana" by "Mandrilio" (a baboon?), "Quintilius" (the unfortunate Roman general?) and "Fausto" (Doctor Faustus?). Chapter 5 concerns the voyage of the ship Castorea and mentioning Mecca and Arabic and Persian merchants. Chapter 6 offers advice in the form of ten rules 'che gli furno date da Medici'. Chapter 7 names ten (fictitious?) academic doctors and (satirically?) presents the "elegantissime conclusioni con loro dottrina"--Website of Asher Rare Books
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IBV
Citation location within source
  • page 184
  • CNCE 14145
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  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • EDIT 16
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no index present
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non fiction
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Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti ove si narra quattro nauigationi fatte d'alcuni mercanti & delle lor merci, & di sua fortuna, paesi, & popoli da lor veduti : con il successo di diece conclusioni in piu suggetti fatte in vn general collegio di diece eccellenti Medici et altre cose notabili molto vtili, e diletteuoli, raccolte hor nuouamente da M. Lodou. Cignano Bolog. & diuisa in sette spatij
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  • Dedication, addressed to Giovanni Luigi Scappi, and dated Sept. 29, 1587 in Bologna, is signed: Lodouico Cignani
  • Signatures: A-X4
  • Woodcuts: title vignette is an armorial cartouche, decorated with heads and clusters of fruit, and featuring an upraised arm holding a sword at top; ornamental initials; head- and tail-pieces
  • Printed in large roman type
  • Not in: Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Dimensions
20 cm (4to)
Extent
166, [2] p.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in newer light yellow paper boards. Contemporary ownership inscription obliterated on title-page. Purchase, Gilhofer & Ranschburg, 1993.
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  • (OCoLC)57415788
  • ucoclc57415788
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Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti ove si narra quattro nauigationi fatte d'alcuni mercanti & delle lor merci, & di sua fortuna, paesi, & popoli da lor veduti : con il successo di diece conclusioni in piu suggetti fatte in vn general collegio di diece eccellenti Medici et altre cose notabili molto vtili, e diletteuoli, raccolte hor nuouamente da M. Lodou. Cignano Bolog. & diuisa in sette spatij
Publication
Note
  • Dedication, addressed to Giovanni Luigi Scappi, and dated Sept. 29, 1587 in Bologna, is signed: Lodouico Cignani
  • Signatures: A-X4
  • Woodcuts: title vignette is an armorial cartouche, decorated with heads and clusters of fruit, and featuring an upraised arm holding a sword at top; ornamental initials; head- and tail-pieces
  • Printed in large roman type
  • Not in: Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
Dimensions
20 cm (4to)
Extent
166, [2] p.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in newer light yellow paper boards. Contemporary ownership inscription obliterated on title-page. Purchase, Gilhofer & Ranschburg, 1993.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57415788
  • ucoclc57415788

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