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Bivalves. Gualtieri Conchology Plate 105 antique print c1742

Bivalves. Gualtieri Conchology Plate 105 antique print c1742

by Gualtieri, Niccolo

Beautiful 18th century antique print of delicate bivalves c1742. Tab 105.

Fine hand-coloured copperplate engraving by Abbott, Antonio Pietro Pazzi after the drawing of Guiseppe Menabuoni, of a collection of shells for Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Niccoli Gualtieri (List of Shells in the Museum of Nicolai Gualtieri) by Niccolo Gualtieri, published in Florence, Italy circa 1742. Splendid copperplate engravings illustrate elegantly arranged families of marine life, with some shells standing on end and casting small shadows - combining scientific observation and aesthetic appreciation of conchology. 

Niccolo Gualtieri (1688-1744) was an Italian medical doctor and professor at the University of Pisa. His passion was conchology, and his collection of molluscs, and the system he devised for classification, were commended by eminent zoologists. In 1716 Gualtieri co-founded the first European botanical society, the Botanical Society of Florence.

Page size is 455 x 320mm (17.7/8 x 12.1/2 inches). Approximate measurements of plate mark: 370 x 240mm (14.1/2 x 9.1/2 inches).

Stock Number: apGs105Price: $425.00