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Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea

2012 Gallery Exhibition



Darren Terpstra

The theme of this exhibit was inspired by Berhard von Breydenbach’s Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam (Mainz, 1486) and the engraving of Venice done by Edward Reuwich.  Jordana Reese, who was completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota, became fascinated by this wonderful woodcut panorama of Venice in Breydenbach’s pilgrimage account through her visits to the Bell Library with Professor Barbara Martinson’s History of Graphic Design class.  From the original woodcut of Reuwich, sized approximately 60” x 12”, Jordana created her own watercolors in 9 images measuring 12” x 15”.  Those images were scanned, enlarged and installed by Darren Terpstra, U of MN Libraries Exhibit and Multimedia Designer to create a mural measuring approximately 6’ feet high by 32’ feet.  Jordana’s work was reproduced on the promotional material for the exhibit and other related lectures and events that took place throughout the semester.  These events were co-sponsored by University and public partners such as the Center for Early Modern History, the Institute for Advanced Study and the Italian Cultural Center.  Further information about these partnerships is best had by contacting Dr. Marguerite Ragnow (ragn0001@umn.edu)

 

Items Included in the Original Exhibit

 

Abbioso, Africante.  Autograph letter signed by Africante Abbioso to Zuane Balbianni : Aleppo, 22 January 1574.  (Bell 1574 fAb)

Aleppo correspondence : two manuscript letters dated, 29 April 1484 and 19 September 1485, addressed to merchants in Tripoli.  (Bell 1484 Al)

Abū Ma’shar, d. 886.  Albumasar De magnis [con]iunctionibus, anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus, ac eo[rum] profectionibus, octo [con]tine[n]s tractatus.  Impressum Venetijs : mandato [et] expensis Melchiorem Sessa, per Iacobum Pentium de Leucho, 1515.  (Bell 1515 Ab)

Angelus, Johannes, 1463-1512.  Astrolabium planum in tabulis asce[n]dens, co[n]tinens qualibet hora atque minuto equationes domoru celi, moram nati in vtero matris cum quodam tractatu natiuitatum vtili ac ornato...[Venetijs : per Luca[n] Antoniu[n] de Giunta, 1502]. (Bell 1502 En)

Bembo, Pietro, 1470-1547. Petri Bembi cardinalis historiae Venetae libri XII. Venetiis: apud Aldi Filios [i.e. Aldus], 1551. (Bell 1551 Be)

Blount, Henry, Sir, 1602-1682.  A voyage into the Levant : a breife relation of a journey, lately performed by H.B. a gentleman, From England by the way of Venice, into Dalmatia, Sclavonia, Bosnah, Hungary, Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace, Rhodes and Egypt, unto Gran Cairo: with particular observations concerning the modern condition of the Turkes, and other people under that empire.  London: printed by I.L. for Andrew Crooke…, 1636.  (Bell 1636 Bl)

Bordon, Benedetto, 1450-1530. Libro di Benedetto Bordone : nel qual si ragiona de tutte l’isole del mondo con li lor nomi antichi & moderni, historie, fauole, & modi del loro uiuere, & in qual parte del mare stanno...Impresse in Vinegia : per Nicolo d’Aristotile, detto Zoppino, 1528. (Bell 1528 fBo)

Breydenbach, Bernhard von, d. 1497. [Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam] [Mainz : Erhard Reuwich, 1486]. (Bell 1486 fBr)

Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718.  Atlante Veneto, nel quale si contiene la descrittione geografica, storica, sacra, profana, e politica, degl’ imperij, regni, provincie, e stati dell’ universe...In Venetia: appresso Domenico Padouani, all libraria della geografia, 1690.  (Bell 1690 cCo)

Camocio, Giovanni Francesco, 16th cent.  [Atlas].  Venice: Camocio, 1560-1575. (Bell 1560 fCa)

Chiarini, Giorgio, b. ca. 1400.  Questo e ellibbro che tracta di mercata[n]tie & usanze depaesi.  Impresso in Firenze : appetitione di ser Piero da Pescia, [ca. 1497] (Bell 1497 Ch)

Contarini, Ambrogio, 15th cent.  Questo e el viazo de misier Ambrosio Contarin ambasador de la illustrissima signoria de Venesia al signor. Uxuncassam re de Persia.  Impressum Venetiis : per Ha[n]nibalem Fosium ..., 1487. (Bell 1487 Co)

Fabri, Felix, 1441 or 2-1502.  Eigentliche beschreibung der hin unnd wider farth zu dem Heyligen Landt gen Jerusalem, und furter durch die grosse Wüsteney zu dem Heiligen Berge Horeb Sinay, darauss zuuernemen was wunders die Pilgrin hin und wider auff land...[Frankfurt am Main : s.n.], 1556. (Bell 1556 Fa)

Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius.  [In somnium Scipionis expositio. Saturnalia] [Brescia : Boninus de Boninis, 31 May 1485] (Bell 1485 fMa)

Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius.  In somnium Scipionis expositio. Saturnalia.  Venice : Philippus Pincius, 29 Oct. 1500 (Bell 1500 fMa)

Mela, Pomponius.  Pomponij Mellae Cosmographi geographia: prisciani quoq[ue] ex Dionysio Thessalonicensi De situ orbis interpretatio. Pomponij Mellae De orbis situ liber primus. Prooemium.  Venice : Erhardus Ratdolt, 1482. (Bell 1482 Me)

Morana, Gio. Antonio M. (Giovanni Antonio Maria).  Saggio delli commerciali rapporti dei Veneziani colle ottomane scale di Durazzo ed Albania e con quelle d’Aleppo, Siria e Palestina di Gio. Antonio M. Morana.  Venezia : per Francesco Andreola Stampatore dell’E. Governo, 1816. (Bell 1816 Mo)

Moresini, Alessandro.  Tariffa del pagamento di tutti i dacii di Venetia : con molte altre cose che sono al proposito a tutti i mercadanti, con l’auttorita dell’ illustrissimo consiglio de Pregati...[Venice : s.n., ca. 1525-1530]  (Bell 1530 Mo )

Moro, Michiel.  Letter, 1444 September 25, London to Laurenzius Dolpfin.   (Bell1444 Mo)

Pinargenti, Simon.  Isole che son da Venetia nella Dalmatia, et per tutto l’Arcipelago, sino à Costantinopoli, con le loro fortezze, e con le terre più notabili di Dalmatia...In Vinegia : appresso Simon Pinargenti, et compagni, 1573. (Bell 1573 Pi)

Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?.  Hie hebt sich an das puch des edel[e]n Ritters un[d] Landtfarers Marcho Polo. In dem er schreibt die grossen wunderlichen ding dieser Welt.  Sunderlichen von en grossen künigen und keysern die da herschen in denselbigen landen, und von irem volck und seiner gewonheit da se lbs.  [Nuremberg : Friedrich Creussner, 1477].  (Bell 1477 Po)

Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?.  Incipit p[ro]logus i[n] libro d[omin]i Marci Pauli de Venecijs de co[n]suetudinibus et co[n]dicionibus orientalium regionu[m]. [Gouda : Gerard Leeu, 1483-1485].  (Bell 1483 Po)

Polo, Marco, ca. 1254-1323.  La description geographique des provinces & villes plus fameuses de l’Inde orientale, meurs, loix, coustumes des habitans d’icelles, mesmement de ce qui est soubz la domination du grand cham empereurdes Tartares / par Marc Paule gentilhomme venetian...A Paris : pour Vincent Sertenas tenant sa boutique au Palais en la gallerie par ou on va à la Cha[n]cellerie. Et en la rue neuue Nostre Dame à l’image Sainct Iehan l’euangeliste, 1556.  (Bell 1556 Po)

Polo, Marco, ca. 1254-1323.  The most noble and famous trauels of Marcus Paulus, one of the nobilitie of the state of Venice, into the east partes of the world, as Armenia, Persia, Arabia, Tartary, with many other kingdoms and prouinces : no lesse pleasant, than profitable, as appeareth by the table, or contents of this booke… / translated into English.  At London: printed by Ralph Nevvbery, 1579. (Bell 1579 Po)

Ptolemy, 2nd cent.  Epytoma Ioa[n]nis de Mo[n]te Regio in Almagestu[m] Ptolomei.  [Venice : Johannes Hamman, 1496] (Bell 1496 fPt)

Fracanzano da Montalboddo, fl. 1507-1522. Paesi nouamente ritrouati per la nauigatione di Spagna in Calicut : et da Albertutio Vesputio fiorentino intitulato Mondo Nouo. Stampata in Venetia : per Zorzo de Rusconi Millanese, 1521.  (Bell 1521 Fr)

Ramberti, Benedetto, 1503-1546.  Libri tre delle cose de Tvrchi. Nel primo si descriue il uiaggio da Venetia à Costantinopoli, con gli nomi de luoghi antichi & moderni; nel secondo la porta, cioe la corte de Soltan Soleymano, signor de Turchi...[In Vinegia, in casa de’ figlivoli di Aldo, 1539]. (Bell 1539 Ra)

Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, fl. 1230.  Noviciis adolfscentibus, ad astronomi cam rempu. capessenda[n] aditu[m] i[n]petra[n]tib[us], p[ro] breui rectoq[ue] tramite a uulgari uestigio semoto, Ioannis de Sacro Busto sph[a]ericum opusculu[m] Georgiiq[ue] Purbachii i[n] mot[um] planetaru[m] accuratiss. ... [Venice] : Erhard Ratdolt, 1485.  (Bell 1485 Sa)

Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, fl. 1230. Sphaera mundi. [Venice : Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 1490] (Bell 1490 Sa)

Strabo. Geographiam multos scripsisse nouimus Pater Beatissime Paule II. Venete Pon. maxime, temporu[m] nostrorum felicitas & gloria... Venice : Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. (Bell 1472 fSt)

Strabo.  De situ orbis. Venetiis: in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, 1516 (Bell 1516 St)

[Tagliente, Girolamo].  Libro Dabaco che insegnia a fare ogni raxone marcadantile & apertegare le terre con l’arte di la giometria & altre nobilissime raxone straordinarie con la tarifa come respondeno li pexi & monete de molte terre del mondo con la inclita citta di Venezia:  El qual libro se chiama Thesauro universal.  [Venice : s.n., ca. 1520](Bell 1520 Ta)

Venice (Republic : To 1797).  A collection of 110 broadside decrees relating to Venetian trade in the second half of the eighteenth century.  Venice : Z. Antonio Pinelli, 1753-1788  (Bell 1753 fVe)

Venice (Republic : To 1797).  Senato  Incanto di quarto galere Venete : 1489 maii 10-11.  (Bell 1489 Ve)

Venice (Republic : To 1797)  Tariffa generale mercanzia stabilita dagl’illustrissimi, ed eccellentissimi Signori Deputati alla regolazione delle tariffe mercantili di Venezia, e della terra ferma, approvata dall’eccellentissimo Senato, con decreto 20 decembre 1794.  [Venice] : Per li figliuoli del qu: Z. Antonio Pinelli, MDCCXCIV [1794].  (Bell 1794 Venice)

Venice (Republic: To 1797).  Statuta Venetorum. Venice: Dionysius Bertochus, 1492. (Bell 1492 fVe)

Zatta, Antonio, fl. 1757-1797.   Atlante novissimo.  Venezia, Presso Antonio Zatta, 1779-85 (Bell 1779 fZa)