Note overo memorie del museo di Lodovico Moscardo....Nel primo si disorre delle cose antiche, le quali in detto museo si trouano. Nel secondo delle petre, minerali, e terre. Nel terzo de corali, conchiglie, animali, frutti, & altre cose in quello contenute. Padua: Paolo Frambotto, 1656.
Moscardo's museum contained natural history specimens, archeological remains, and ethnographic objects. Around 1642 Moscardo acquired a portion of the collection of Francesco Calceolari and added it to his museum. Digital facsimile of the 1656 edition from the Internet Archive at this link. The second edition (Verona,1672) was greatly expanded with a disquisition by Athanasius Kircher on a Canopic urn owned by Moscardo. Digital facsimile of the 1672 edition from the Getty Research Institute, Internet Archive, at this link.
Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern