Results 1 – 16 of 16 De Furtivis Literarum notis, vulgo de Ziferis libri IIII [Reprint] () by Giambattista Della Porta and a great selection of related books, art and. Manuscript written by Giovan Battista della Porta in the s. In it, it describes the use of a deck of card to encode secret information by writing. Get this from a library! De furtivis literarum notis.. [Giambattista Della Porta].

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Please verify that you are not a robot. While there are obvious similarities between some of the characters in della Porta’s comedies and the masks of the commedia dell’arte, it should vurtivis borne in mind that the characters of the commedia erudita are uniquely created by the text in which they appear, unlike the masks, which remain constant from litfrarum scenario to another.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. He was, in my opinion, the outstanding cryptographer of the Renaissance.

In he published a book on military engineering, and another on distillation. Finding libraries that hold this item They were all accepted into the Scuola di Pitagoraa highly exclusive academy of musicians.

Della Porta assumed that this would coordinate the needles such that when a letter was dialed in one box, the needle in the other box would swing to point to the same letter, thereby helping in communicating. Cancel Forgot your password? Though he was not the inventor, the popularity of this work helped spread knowledge of it.


In Phytognomonica the first observation of fungal spores is recorded, making him a pioneer of mycology. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. He was the third of four sons and the second to survive childhood, having an literarm brother Gian Vincenzo and a younger brother Gian Ferrante. Some unknown who worked in a hidden futtivis behind closed doors may possibly have surpassed him in general grasp of the subject, but among those whose work can be studied he towers like a nootis.

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This influenced the Swiss eighteenth-century pastor Johann Dde Lavater as well as the notus century criminologist Ce Lombroso. Advanced search Search history. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Retrieved 24 March In a later edition of his Natural Magicdella Porta described this device as having a convex lens. You must be logged in to Tag Records.

The Academia Secretorum Naturae was compelled to disband when its members were suspected of dealing with the Occult. You may have already requested this item. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: At the gate of the prison, everything was checked except for eggs. He was also referred to as “professor of secrets”. His efforts were also overshadowed by Galileo Galilei ‘s improvement of the telescope infollowing its introduction in the Netherlands in The training gave della Porta, at least earlier in furtiviss life, a taste for the finer aspects of his privileged living, where he surrounded himself in noble company and lavish things.


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Additionally, della Porta perfected the camera obscura. A Catholicdella Porta was examined by the Inquisition in the years prior to Views Read Edit View history. Can I view this online? Della Porta also claimed to furtivvis invented the first telescopebut died while preparing the treatise De telescopiis in support of his claim. Each box was to be labeled with the 26 letters, instead of the usual directions.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Although they belong to the lesser-known tradition of furtivos commedia erudita rather than the commedia dell’arte – which means they were written out as entire scripts instead of being improvised from a scenario – della Porta’s comedies are eminently performable.