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Gemmae Antiquae Ex Thesauro Mediceo Et Privatorum Dactyliothecis Florentiae Exhibentes Tabulis C. Imagines Virorum Illustrium Et Deorum Cum Ovservationibus Francisci Gorii Publici Historiarum Professoris.

Antonio Francesco Gori

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Museo Fiorentino; [2].


Florentiae.: Anno. M.D.CC.XXXII., Ex Typographia Francisci Moücke. Praesidum Permissu.

Physical Description

xxxvi, 158, [xviii] p., 100 pl.; 454 mm. (Quarto).

Series Title

Museum Florentinum;: [2].


[Add. t.-p. (series title), t.p.] - Ad Lectorem Praefatio - Index Gemmarum; Appendix [about pl. 97-100]. - Auctarium Aliquot Gemmarum Antiquarum Litteratarum - Prospectus [table of contents] - Observationes In Gemmas - Index Rerum - Emendanda; Approbationes; Chartarum Series [binder's register]; [colophon]. - [Plates.]

Responsibility Note

Plate 15 is unsigned; all other plates and decorations are signed as drawn by I.D. Campiglia. Some are also signed as engraved by him, but most are signed by other engravers: C.B. Gregori, B. Gabbuggiani, V. Franceschini, I.P. Masini, S. Pomarede, I.B. Iacobonus and M.A. Corsi.

The series statement carries a dedication to Gian Gastone, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Summary Note

In the Preface Gori states that this is the second volume of the series, 'Museum Florentinum'. It continues his catalogue of ancient gems kept in Florentine collections; of which the first volume appeared in 1731.

The 'Index Gemmarum' groups them as, 1. inscribed; 2. Homeric; 3. Roman historical; 4. astronomic and symbolic.


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

Imperfect; lacks plate 33.

Binding Note

18th-century diced calf; gilt-decorated spine; spine lettered 'Museum Florentinu Tom I'. (This numbering is incorrect; the first volume of the series, 'Museum Florentinum', appeared in 1731.)


Gods, Greek - Gods, Roman - Mythology, Greek
Celebrities, Roman - Portraits - History
Gems, Greek - Gems, Roman - History
Collections - Italy - Florence - 18th century
Art history - Catalogues - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century