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Sepibus, Georgius de active 1678

Overview
Works: 19 works in 53 publications in 5 languages and 197 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: AM101, 069.1
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Most widely held works by Georgius de Sepibus
Romani Collegii Societatis Jesu Musaeum celeberrimum, etc. [With a dedication by A. Kircherus.] by Georgius de Sepibus( Book )

2 editions published in 1678 in Latin and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romani Collegii Societatis Jesu Musaeum Celeberrimum : Cujus magnum Antiquariae rei, statuarum, imaginum, picturarumque partem Ex Legato Alphonsi Donini ... relictum ... by Athanasius Kircher( Book )

2 editions published in 1678 in Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated museum of the Roman College of the Society of Jesus : a facsimile of the 1678 Amsterdam edition of Giorgio de Sepi's description of Athanasius Kircher's Museum Musæum celeberrimum Romani Collegii Societatis Jesu by Georgius de Sepibus( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athanasius Kircher's catalogue of the prodigious early museum (a Wunderkammer or cabinet of curiosities) which he assembled and arranged at the Roman College of the Society of Jesus was completed by his assistant Giorgio de Sepi for publication in 1678. This publication, with many expertly-engraved illustrations, is one of the most sumptuous and most curious examples of high baroque book production. It has memorable images of exotic birds and animals, of one of the first magic-lanterns or projected images, its text hints at the presence of machines which are little short of computers, it also illustrates numerous wonderful machines, be those clockwork automata, chiming and ambulant clocks, or multiplying and distorting mirrors. It is perhaps most famous for the exceptionally lavish fold-out plates of Roman obelisks which it contains, each page dedicated to one of the obelisks re-discovered in baroque Rome or new obelisks with pseudo-hierolgyphics by Kircher, devised according to his own scheme of interpretation of hieroglyphics as pictograms or, in baroque practice, emblems or impresa. 0A full facsimile, including foldout plates, is offered here, together with the first English translation of a notoriously problematic Latin text. There is also a commentary to the translation, identifying objects, sources and facts while also explaining something of the status which the museum and its description share, as epitomes of the scarcely-credible range of activities and disciplines in which Kircher involved himself. The commentary also identifies passages which refer to others of Kircher's numerous and prodigious works. The edition also contains an afterword, reflecting on the current state of scholarship on Kircher, his museum, and his world
Romani collegii societatis Jesu Musaeum celeberrimum, cujus magnum antiquariae rei, statuarum imaginum ... partem ex legato Alphonsi Donini ... relictum by Georgius de Sepibus( Book )

1 edition published in 1678 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romani collegii societatis Jesu, musaeum celeberrimum by Athanasius Kircher( Book )

1 edition published in 1678 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Romani collegii Societatus Jesu musaem celeberrimum, cujus magnum antiquariae rei, statuarum imaginum ... ex Legato Alphonsi Donini ... relictum by Athanasius Kircher( Book )

1 edition published in 1678 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Musaeum Collegii Romani Societatis Jesu by Athanasius Kircher( Book )

1 edition published in 1678 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Romani Collegii Societatis Jesu musæum celeberrimum ... Athanasius Kircherus novis ... inventis locupletatum ... instruxit by Georgius de Sepibus( Book )

1 edition published in 1678 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Romani Collegii Societatus Jesu Musæum celeberrimum, cujus magnum antiquariæ rei, statuarum imaginum, picturarumque partem ex legato Alphonsi Donini .̤ relictum by Athanasius Kircher( Book )

1 edition published in 1678 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La Chine by Athanasius Kircher( Book )

1 edition published in 1670 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
De Sepibus, Georgius

De Sepibus, Georgius active 1678

De Sepibus, Georgius fl. 1678

Sepi, Georges de

Sepi, Giorgio de

Sepibo, Giorgio de

Sepibus, Georg

Sepibus, Georg de

Sepibus, Georgius

Sepibus, Georgius de fl. 1678

Languages
Latin (41)

English (8)

German (1)

French (1)

Dutch (1)