Pretiosa Gemma delle virtuose donne, page 20 (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 consists of 2 sections: left section is decorated with 2 large squares, left square has a central circular motif and right square has a central quatrefoil motif; right section is decorated with 6 smaller squares (divided into 2 levels of 3 squares) that are ornamented with an alternating floral and quatrefoil motif. Bottom register is decorated with 5 ornamented squares: first and second squares depict a similar quatrefoil motif, while the third, fourth and fifth squares depict a similar circular motif.

Pretiosa Gemma delle virtuose donne, page 20 (recto), Isabella Catanea Parasole (Italian, ca. 1565/70–ca. 1625), Woodcut

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