The Globe Room of the Public Library of Fermo
Public Library of Fermo
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Description: The physician Romolo Spezioli (1642-1723) and his private library in the Public Library of Fermo.
The Public Library of Fermo (Biblioteca Civica 'Romolo Spezioli') in the Italian Marches, houses an almost unknown treasure for historians of medicine, the personal library of Romolo Spezioli. Spezioli was born in Fermo in 1642 and died in Rome in 1723. He was the personal physician of Cardinal Decio Azzolini junior, Queen Christina of Sweden and Pope Alexander VIII.
There are almost 12,000 books, dating from the sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, almost all of them on medicine or science. They are housed in the Globe Room, whose creation was made possible by the generosity of Cardinal Azzolini. The library was originally located in the Globe Room in Palazzo dei Priori. This name was attributed to it in the 18th century owing to the presence of a great globe drawn completely with a pen by the cosmographer of Queen Christina of Sweden, Amanzio Moroncelli. The library was opened to the public in 1688.
Info from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15822251
More info in Italic: Biblioteca Civica 'Romolo Spezioli':
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