Pretiosa Gemma delle virtuose donne, page 16 (recto)

Author Isabella Catanea Parasole Italian
Publisher Gargano Italian
Binder Hardy-Mennil

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Written by Isabella Catanea Parasole, Italian, ca. 1575-ca. 1625, published by Lucchino Gargano, Venice, bound by Hardy-Mennil.
Design composed of 2 horizontal registers. Top register is decorated with 2 ornamented diamonds that flank both sides of a central quatrefoil ornamented with a semi-circle pattern. Bottom register is decorated with squares ornamented with an alternating pattern of a floral and a diamond motif; bottom register also has a decorative border, characterized by diagonal lines, arrow heads, and squares, placed on the top and bottom.

Pretiosa Gemma delle virtuose donne, page 16 (recto), Isabella Catanea Parasole (Italian, ca. 1565/70–ca. 1625), Woodcut

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