Ferrer de Valdecebro - Govierno general, moral, y político hallado en las aves más generosas y nobles - 1683

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Ferrer de Valdecebro - Govierno general, moral, y político hallado en las aves más generosas y nobles - 1683
Naturgeschichte, Wissenschaft (allgemein), Zoologie, Ornithologie, Illustrierte Bücher, Emblematisch - Anzahl: 1 - Buch

A volume in small 4º (21.2 x 15.2 cm) bound in antique parchment, antique labelling on the spine.
20 sheets, including the copper-engraved allegoric frontispiece and the typographic title page, 432 pp., 16 table sheets. 18 half-page copper engravings depicting all varieties of birds described.

Second edition, expanded with respect to the first of 1668, with a curious ‘Apéndice sobre aves monstruosas en Gobierno general, moral y político, hallado en las aves...’. It includes the ‘páxaro opymaco, el ave harpya, el páxaro morfex, y el ave Pegaso’ among others.

More than an ornithological treatise, it is a kind of moral bestiary that includes not only birds, but mythological creatures, even the unicorn. It is inspired by emblematic literature, but, being just as erudite, it excludes the enigma as it was primarily aimed at preachers who wanted to improve the morality of the people. However, it is accompanied by 18th woodcuts depicting the animals described and moralised, made by Diego de Obregón. It follows the following structure: image of the animal engraved in woodcut, description, habitat and characteristics of each animal, followed by a succession of symbolisms and morals extracted from all of the above.

The side and bottom margin of the frontispiece is somewhat short, almost without the plate.
Handwritten annotations of the previous owner at the bottom of the cover.

It's a very rare and esteemed work.

Palau, note 90595.

Los-Details
Objekt
Buch
Anzahl der Bücher
1
Thema
Naturgeschichte, Wissenschaft (allgemein), Zoologie, Ornithologie, Illustrierte Bücher, Emblematisch
Autor/ Illustrator
Ferrer de Valdecebro
Buchtitel
Govierno general, moral, y político hallado en las aves más generosas y nobles
Zustand
Gebraucht
Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
1683
Ausgabe
Neuauflage
Sprache
spanisch
Originalsprache
Ja
Verlag
Madrid, en la Imprenta de Bernardo de Villa-Diego
Bindung
Pergament
Anzahl der Seiten
432
Abmessungen
212×152 mm
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