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img conchiglie 1Librarian: Barbara Mussetto

The engraving collection is made up of 30.000 examples.

This collection was increased mostly in 1735 with the acquisitions of 2.400 engravings from Abbot Agnani.

Later, during the permanency of Abbot Giovanni Battista Audifredi, the Antonio Ricci's donation and the endowment of the Chamber of the Calcografia enjoyed by the Library, the Casanatense increased its patrimony.

The Library posses works of famous engravers such as Albrecht Durer, Hans Baldung Grien, Hendriek Goltzius, Lucas van Leyden and so on.

Bibliography:
icona_vaiLa Biblioteca Casanatense, Roma, Nardini, 1993