Bibliotheca Hispana sive Hispanorum… 

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Creator

Nicolás Antonio

Title

Bibliotheca Hispana sive Hispanorum… 

Publisher

Angelus Tinassius

Date

1672

Coverage

Rome

Subject

2 vols.

Description

These two volumes represent the first part of a four-volume bibliography of Spanish literature, described by Breslauer and Folter as “not only the biggest but also the best national bibliography published prior to the eighteenth century.” Covering over 6500 Spanish writers after 1500, it includes numerous indexes as well as special sections on women writers and writers from the Spanish colonies.

The engraved frontispiece by Italian artist Teresa del Pò (1649–1716) shows an allegorical figure of Spain receiving Antonio’s book from Minerva, the goddess of wisdom.

Source

Purchased in 2009 with Grolier Club Library Harper Funds.