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Juan de Quiñones de Benavente
QUIÑONES DE BENAVENTE, Juan de.

QUIÑONES DE BENAVENTE, Juan de.
(1600 - 1650?)

(Born: 1600; Died: 1650?) Spanish physician.

Biographical references: Maffei & Rua Figuera, Bibliografía Mineral, 1871-2: 2, {75}.

1. Spanish, 1632.
El Monte Vesvvio aora la montaña de Soma. Dedicado á Don Felipe Qvarto el Grande nuestro Señor, Rey Catòlico de las Españas, Monarca Soberano de las Indias Orientales, y Occidentales. Por el Doctor Ivan de Quiñones. Alcalde de su Casa y Corte. (Armas de España). Con licencia. En Madrid, Por Iuan Goncalez, Año 1632.

4°: 56l, 14 leaves showing views of Vesuvius.

Very scarce. Describes the large eruption of Mount Vesuvius on December 16, 1631, and its effect on the region, particularly in the city of Naples.

Bibliographical references: BL. CBN: 144, 931. LKG: XIV 572. Maffei & Rua Figuera, Bibliografía Mineral, 1871-2: 2, no. 2057 [Long note]. NUC: 477, 514.

2. Spanish, 1634.
Al excelentissimo señor conde duque el doctor Don Juan de Quiñones ... dedica este Tratado del Carbunco, en que se declaran sus facultades, virtudes, y generos dèl, y de otras piedras, y de las doze que estauan en el pectoral, ô racional del sumo sacerdote, donde ocupaua el quarto lugar... Madrid, Por la viuda de Iuan Gonçalez, 1634.

4°: A-G4 H2; 30 numbered l. Coat of arms on title page. Ornamental initials; marginal annotations.

Rare. A treatise on the carbuncle stone, that was said to be one of the twelve stones mounted in the breast plate of the High Jewish Priest during the Exodus. It includes descriptions of its supposed virtues and use in medicine. The other eleven stones of the breast plate are also discussed in a similar way.

Bibliographical references: Hoover Collection: no. 669. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993 [no copy listed].

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