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Iconologia: or, Moral Emblems

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Iconologia: or, Moral Emblems

By Cesare Ripa


Ripa was born at Perugia in about 1560 and died at Rome in about 1623. “He was the compiler of a famous early iconographic dictionary, the Iconologia.  Little is known about Giovanni Campani, who wrote under the name of Ceasare Ripa.  He was not a professional scholar, although he was associate…

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