Ulisse Aldrovandi’s Pandechion Epistemonicon and the Use of Paper Technology in Renaissance Natural History


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Ulisse Aldrovandi’s Pandechion Epistemonicon and the Use of Paper Technology in Renaissance Natural History


in Early Science and Medicine

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6

On this term see Blair“Humanist Methods” 545.

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ZedelmaierBibliotheca universalis52.

25

FindlenPossessing Nature6; cf. also Paula Findlen “The Museum. Its Classical Etymology and Renaissance Genealogy” in Bettina Messias Carbonell ed. Museum Studies. An Anthology of Contexts (Malden Mass. 2004) 23–50 here: 32.

31

See Ezio Antonelli“Ulisse Aldrovandi e la metamorfosi del mostruoso,” Studi e memorie per la storia dell’Università di Bologna3 (1983) 196–242196; Findlen Possessing Nature 26; and Olmi L’inventario del mondo 45–6 n.81.

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AldrovandiMonstrorum historia513.

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AldrovandiMonstrorum historia518–19.

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Tugnoli PàttaroMetodo e sistema19.

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See Tugnoli PàttaroMetodo e sistema20. I am grateful to Ann Blair for drawing my attention to this passage. Several bags full of paper slips were still found in Aldrovandi’s studio after his death. See Bacchi “Ulisse Aldrovandi” 306.

53

See Zedelmaier“Buch Exzerpt Zettelschrank Zettelkasten” 44.

59

See Folli“La natura scritta” 499.

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Zedelmaier“Wissensordnungen der Frühen Neuzeit” 839–840.

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BlairToo Much to Know69.

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Aldrovandi“La vita d’Ulisse Aldrovandi” 4.

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Bacchi“Ulisse Aldrovandi” 307.

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    Calculation of cost and beginning of a list of commissioned woodcuts; Aldrovandi, Observationes; Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, Ms. Aldrovandi 136, vol. 25, fol. 80v-81r.
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    Aldrovandi, Pandechion epistemonicon; Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, Ms. Aldrovandi 105, vol. H-HIRUN, fol. 504r.
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    Aldrovandi, Pandechion epistemonicon; Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, Ms. Aldrovandi 105, vol. MIN-MU, fol. 234r.
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    Drawing of a stick insect in Aldrovandi, Observationes; Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, Ms. Aldrovandi 136, vol. 27, 236r.
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    L’Etude du procureur from Abraham Bosse’s series of etchings Métiers (1632-33?); Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours.

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