Pretiosa Gemma delle virtuose donne, page 24 (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 a central section that is framed on the top and bottom by a decorative border by lines, diamonds, and circular forms; middle section is decorated with a circle containing an 8-petaled flower flanking both sides of a diamond enclosing a small 8-peataled flower in the center. Bottom register is decorated with 7 squares with ornamental elements including quatrefoils, spheres, birds, and floral motifs.

Pretiosa Gemma delle virtuose donne, page 24 (recto), Isabella Catanea Parasole (Italian, ca. 1565/70–ca. 1625), Woodcut

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