Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    Trentino and Alto Adige. "Authorities" : [1]p. at end.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 50 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Etruscan Bologna: a study.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1876-01-01
    • Resource: - 300 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Eritrea. "Authorities": [2] p. at end.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 46 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    La colonia Eritrea dalle sue origini fino al Io. marzo 1899 Italy, which achieved its national unity in 1859-60, was a relative latecomer to the scramble among the European powers for colonies in Africa. Italian ambitions initially settled upon a region along the Red Sea coast once occupied by the Ottoman Turks and subsequently claimed by both Egypt and Ethiopia. Between 1869 and 1880 the Rubattino Navigation Company purchased tracts of land along the Red...

  • Map
    [Geografia tavole moderne di geografia]. Relief shown pictorially. Some maps entirely in Italian, some maps entirely in Latin. Title derived by cataloger from title page of bound Lafréry atlas. Seventeen loose sheets that appear in atlases sold by Antoine Lafréry. Phillips, 5917 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Forlani, Paolo - Gastaldi, Giacomo - Lafréry, Antoine
    • Date: 1575-01-01

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  • Map
    Italy. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Charles Scribner's Sons
    • Date: 1890-01-01
  • Map
    Le grand teatre de la guerre en Italie. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Eugene, of Savoy - Mortier, Pierre
    • Date: 1705-01-01
  • Map
    [Iconografica rappresentatione della inclita città di Venezia consacrata al reggio serenissimo dominio veneto] Shows principal buildings, gardens, foot bridges, etc. Title from illustration in Cassini's Piante e vedute prospettiche di Venezia. Eight sheets pasted together, sectioned, and mounted on cloth. Includes dedication, poem, and ill. In ink on verso of upper right, partially effaced by mounting: Gacca di G. Chiara 25. In ink in lower right corner: Acc. No. 2443 X. In ink on blue bordered label...
    • Contributor: Ughi, Lodovico - Baroni, Giuseppe
    • Date: 1729-01-01
  • Map
    Venezia. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Wagner & Debes
    • Date: 1886-01-01
  • Map
    Marittima Italiana : Linea di Bombay Includes distance between ports and "Orologio Mondiale" showing direction/longitude of some major cities from Greenwich center point. Insets: Porto di Bombay -- Porto Said -- Canale di Suez Porto Said -- Porto di Genova -- Porto di Aden -- Porto di Napoli. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Trotta, E.
    • Date: 1900-01-01
  • Map
    Carta topografica della Colonia Eritrea alla scala di 1:100,000
    Title in lower right margin of each sheet: Carta della Colonia Eritrea | Carta della Colonia Eritrea
    "This set of 34 topographic maps was made in the early 20th century by the Italian armed forces. Italy, a relative latecomer to the scramble by the European powers for African colonies, took control of coastal areas of present-day Eritrea in 1885. The Treaty of Wichale (Uccialli) of 1889 concluded with Emperor Menelik of Ethiopia, gave Italy sovereignty over the territory that the Italians...
    • Contributor: United States. Army Map Service - Istituto Geografico Militare (Italy)
    • Date: 1909-01-01

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    Carta dimostrativa della Colonia Eritrea e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1:250,000 "Italy, a relative latecomer to the scramble by the European powers for African colonies, took control of coastal areas of present-day Eritrea in 1885. The Treaty of Wichale (Uccialli) of 1889, concluded with Emperor Menelik of Ethiopia, gave Italy sovereignty over the territory that the Italians called Eritrea, a name derived from Mare Erythraeum, the Roman designation for the Red Sea. The Italian government...
    • Contributor: Istituto Geografico Militare (Italy)
    • Date: 1896-01-01

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Epistola Christofori Colom, cui etas nostra multu[m] debet, de Insulis Indie supra Gangem nuper inve[n]tis : Ad quas pergendas octauo antea mense auspiciis & ere inuictissemo[rum] Ferna[n]di & Helisabet Hispania[rum] Regu[m] missus ... Following his first voyage across the Atlantic, Columbus wrote a brief report on the "Islands of India beyond the Ganges." His intent was to announce his recent discoveries and to garner financial and political support for another voyage. The first edition of the letter was printed in Spanish, in Barcelona, in April 1493. Within a month, Stephan Plannck published a Latin translation in Rome....
    • Contributor: Columbus, Christopher - Incunabula Collection (Library of Congress) - Cosco, Leandro DI - Riviere & Son - Plannck, Stephan
    • Date: 1493

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Epistole [et] Euangelii [et] Lectioni vulgari in lingua toschana.
    Epistolae et Evangelia
    This devotional book in Italian ('the language of Tuscany'), published in 1495 by Piero Pacini da Pescia (active, circa 1495-1514), is considered the greatest Florentine illustrated book of the 15th century. It contains 144 large woodcuts, all but eight original to this text, 24 small images of saints and prophets, and a series of 14 different border styles. The large number of images, along...
    • Contributor: Morgiani, Lorenzo De - Pacini, Piero - Perrins, Charles William Dyson - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Petri, Johann
    • Date: 1495

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Bizzarie di varie figure Braccelli's Bizzarie di varie figure contains a suite of 50 etchings that celebrate the human figure in geometric forms. Squares, triangles, circles, and parallelograms take the place of muscle, bone, and tissue, defining the body in a new visual vocabulary. Braccelli's designs are unique in the history of book illustration. They represent a high point in the Mannerist style of etching that flourished in...
    • Contributor: Braccelli, Giovanni Battista - Ojetti, Ugo - Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Medici, Piero De
    • Date: 1624

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  • Periodical
    Feminine Elegance: fortnightly fashion review.
    Eleganze femminili:
    Eleganze femminili: rivista quindicinale di mode (Feminine elegance: fortnightly fashion review) was an Italian fashion magazine, published from January to May 1911, which was sold by subscription in Italy and abroad. In addition to presenting the latest fashions by the most famous designers in Paris, London, and Vienna, Eleganze femminili reported on social occasions in high society and included articles on etiquette, women's interests,...
    • Date: 1911-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First [Book] of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions.
    Expositio Ugonis Senensis super primo Canonis Auicenne cum questionibus eiusdem
    Ugo Benzi (also known as Hugo of Siena) was born in Siena about 1370. Educated in the liberal arts, he later developed an interest in medicine and undertook formal studies at the University of Bologna. He became a renowned physician, scholar, and teacher of medicine at several universities in Italy. He prepared commentaries on the medical classics of the time, works by the Greek...
    • Contributor: Cittadini, Antonio, 1518 - Avicenna, 980 - Gherardo, Da Cremona,4 - Benzi, Ugo
    • Date: 1498-01-01
    • Resource: - 258 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Holy Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Typographia Medicea (Medici Oriental Press) was founded in 1584 by Cardinal Ferdinando de' Medici for the purpose of printing Christian texts in Middle Eastern languages, including Arabic, Turkish, and Syriac. This Arabic gospel was produced by the press in 1590--91. The beautiful cursive Arabic type, designed by Robert Granjon (1513--90), represented an advance on all previous European attempts at creating an Arabic typeface....
    • Contributor: Tempesta, Antonio - Granjon, Robert - Parasole, Leonardo, 1570 1630
    • Date: 1590-01-01
    • Resource: - 380 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Tales of Heroes and Great Men of Old. Siyar al-Abtal wa-al-Uzama' al-Qudama' (Tales of heroes and great men of old) introduces young readers to classical mythology. It typifies many publications of the British and American missionaries in the Levant in the mid-to-late 19th century. Uplifting humanistic writing of this kind was new to the Middle East. It grew directly from the children's book movement in Britain in the first half of the...
    • Contributor: Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) - Arrūf, Yaʻqūb - Pugh, S. S. - Nimr, Faris
    • Date: 1890-01-01
    • Resource: - 112 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Night Riders. Gece yolcuları (The night riders) is a translation into Ottoman Turkish of a French novel entitled Les Cavaliers de la nuit by the prolific French writer Ponson du Terrail. It is the tale of four heroes hailing from different parts of Europe--Scotland, Lorraine, Naples, and Spain--who joined forces in the cause of a deposed king of Brittany. The novel is representative of Gothic romances...
    • Contributor: Ponson Du Terrail
    • Date: 1873-01-01
    • Resource: - 556 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Starry Messenger Showing Forth Great and Truly Wonderful Sights, as Well as Suggesting to Everyone, but Especially to Philosophers, Things to be Pondered.
    Sidereus nuncius magna longeque admirabiblia spectacula pandens, suspiciendaque proponens vnicuique praesertim vero philosophis
    Galileo Galilei (1564--1642) was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and inventor. He revolutionized the sciences in the Western world by using mathematics and experimental evidence in the study of natural phenomena. Born in Pisa, Galileo studied in Pisa and Florence and in 1589 was appointed to the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa. In 1591 he moved to the University of...
    • Contributor: Galilei, Galileo
    • Date: 1610-01-01
    • Resource: - 62 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Remains of the Antiquities Existing in Puteoli, Cumae, and Baiae.
    Avanzi delle antichità esistenti a Pozzuoli Cuma e Baia. Antiquitatum Puteolis Cumis Baiis existentium reliquiae
    Paolo Antonio Paoli, president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome (1775--98), was a pioneering scholar and historian of the ancient civilizations of the region of Campania in southern Italy. He completed this fundamental work about the Greek and Roman settlements in the area of Pozzuoli, near Naples, in 1768. Avanzi delle antichità esistenti a Pozzuoli Cuma e Baia. Antiquitatum Puteolis Cumis Baiis existentium...
    • Contributor: Cardon, Antoine-Alexandre-Joseph - Fiorillo, Johann Dominik - Paoli, Paolo Antonio - Volpato, Giovanni - Marra, Francesco La
    • Date: 1768-01-01
    • Resource: - 225 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Rubrics of the First Book of Lactantius Firmianus's On the Divine Institutes Against the Pagans Begin ....
    Lactantii Firmiani de diuinis institutionibus aduersus gentes rubrice pmi libri incipiunt
    This very rare work by Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius is one of the first books printed in Italy and the first dated Italian imprint. It was produced by the German typographers Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz, who established a printing press in 1465 at the Benedictine abbey of Subiaco, near Rome. According to the colophon, the book was completed "In the year of Our...
    • Contributor: Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus, 240?-320
    • Date: 1465-01-01
    • Resource: - 382 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Design Statement for the Royal Palace of Caserta to their Holy Royal Majesties Carlo, King of the Two Sicilies and of Jerusalem. Infante of Spain, Duke of Parma and of Piacenza, Great ...
    Dichiarazione dei disegni del Reale Palazzo di Caserta alle Sacre Reali Maesta di Carlo Re delle Due Sicilie e di Gerus. Infante di Spagna Duca di Parma e di Piacenza gran prencipe ereditario di Toscana e di Maria Amalia di Sassonia Regina
    Luigi Vanvitelli (1700--73) was an Italian architect and engineer, the son of Flemish-born painter Caspar van Wittel. Vanvitelli trained in Rome under the architect Niccolo Salvi, and designed churches and other structures in Rome, and in Ancona, in east-central Italy. He received a commission in 1751 to build a new royal palace at Caserta, just north of Naples for Charles VII, the Bourbon king...
    • Contributor: Vanvitelli, Luigi - Orazi, Niccol - Nolli, Carlo - Pozzi, Rocco, 17 - Morghen, Filippo
    • Date: 1756-01-01
    • Resource: - 76 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Works of Galileo Galilei, Part 3, Volume 15, Astronomy: The Assayer.
    Il Saggiatore
    Il saggiatore (The assayer) by Galileo Galilei (1564--1642) is the final and most significant work in the polemic regarding the characteristics of comets involving the Italian scientist and mathematician in the years 1618--23. Three comets appeared in the skies over Europe in 1618, giving rise to a debate about the nature of these celestial bodies. In 1619 Jesuit priest Orazio Grassi published a pseudonymous...
    • Contributor: Galilei, Galileo
    • Date: 1623-01-01
    • Resource: - 273 pages