Ioannes, Pierus, Valerianus.
Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7˝ x 5˝". Trimmed.
Piero Valeriano Bolzani (1477–1558), favourite of the Medici family. His 'Hieroglyphica' was the first Renaissance dictionary of symbols; his poem "Pierus", written in a 1549 with the line arranged in the shape of a pear, is an early example of concrete poetry, became known throughout Europe, even reaching England. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
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