Gabinetto armonico pieno d'istromenti sonori

Engraved by Arnold van Westerhout (Flemish (worked in Italy), 1651–1729), Engraved by Giovanni Battista Sintes (Italian, about 1680–about 1760), After Stefano Spargioni (Italian, died in 1724), Author Filippo Buonanni (Italian, 1638–1725), Printer Giorgio Placho (Italian, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1086


Overall: 24.5 x 18.8 x 3.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 151 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rome: Giorgio Placho, 1722) Quarto; 99 leaves, plus frontispiece and 150 [of 152] plates; modern half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards (brown cloth box).

Illustrations of different types of musical instruments from various parts of the world.

Rome: Giorgio Placho, 1722


Albert Spalding (1888-1953, violinist), according to donors; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, June 24, 1987.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow