1591 Funeral Rites Torture Human Sacrifice Illustrated Funerali Antichi Porcacchi

PORCACCHI, Tommaso

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Tommaso Porcacchi was a 16th-century Italian scholar who is known primarily for his landmark work on funeral customs and practices. First published in 1574, “Funerali Antichi di Diversi Popoli” is often considered the best and certainly the most interesting of books on funeral rituals. Porcacchi covers rituals and practices of several ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Jews, Indians, Turks, and Persian tribes.

 

While the contents of this work are notable and accurate, the mark of this work is the inclusion of 25 fascinating illustrations by Girolamo Porro. These impressive engravings serve as the basis for the dialogue and text of this work and provide a fine, visual insight to the customs of ancient civilizations! Many of these illustrations show the horrors of human sacrifice, torture, and other forms of abuse.

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1591 Funeral Rites Torture Human Sacrifice Illustrated Funerali Antichi Porcacchi

 

Tommaso Porcacchi was a 16th-century Italian scholar who is known primarily for his landmark work on funeral customs and practices. First published in 1574, “Funerali Antichi di Diversi Popoli” is often considered the best and certainly the most interesting of books on funeral rituals. Porcacchi covers rituals and practices of several ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Jews, Indians, Turks, and Persian tribes.

 

While the contents of this work are notable and accurate, the mark of this work is the inclusion of 25 fascinating illustrations by Girolamo Porro. These impressive engravings serve as the basis for the dialogue and text of this work and provide a fine, visual insight to the customs of ancient civilizations! Many of these illustrations show the horrors of human sacrifice, torture, and other forms of abuse.

 

Item number: #7298

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PORCACCHI, Tommaso

 

Funerali antichi di diuersi popoli, et nationi; forma, ordine, et pompa di sepolture, di essequie, di consecrationi antiche et d’altro, descritti in dialogo da Thomaso Porcacchj da Castiglione Arretino. Con le figure in rame di Girolamo Porro padouano.

 

In Venetia: Appresso gli heredi di Simon Galignani, 1591.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [8], 95, [1]
    • Signatures: a⁴, A-H⁶
    • 25 engravings
  • References: USTC 850889; Edit16 37351; Adams P 1903
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11in X 7.5in (28cm x 19cm)
  • Extremely rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $6500

 

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7298

Categories

Arts & Architecture

European History

Authors

PORCACCHI, Tommaso

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete