31 The Essling LOD Project
From the Census to the Copies
Les livres à figures vénitiens de la fin du XVe siècle et du commencement du XVIe (1907-1914), whose author is Victor Masséna, Prince of Essling, is a census of all illustrated books printed in Venice from 1469 to 1525. The bibliographical descriptions are chronologically organised, on the basis of a ‘genealogical’ approach, suitable for studying the iconographical and stylistic evolution of illustration. Almost all copies of Essling’s Venetian collection are now part of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini library. We conceived a digital tool based on the LOD technology that allows easy navigation among the data, connected with the national and international catalogues, and accompanied by facsimiles of the Cini copies.
Keywords: Fondazione Giorgio Cini • Digital Humanities • 15th century • Semantic web • LOD • 16th century • Linked Open Data • Venice • 16thcentury • Prince d’Essling • Book Illustration • Early-Modern Printed Book • Duc de Rivoli • Victor Masséna • Xylography • Renaissance