GUALTIERI - CONCHOLOGY: TAB 42 SHELL print 1742

£200.00

This very striking and highly decorative first edition folio shell engraving, with beautiful professional later hand colouring, is from Niccolò Gualtieri's, "Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri” – “List of the shells of shellfish which are preserved in the Museum of Niccolò Gualtieri” - published in Florence by Caietani Albizzini in 1742.

Niccolò Gualtieri (1688 – 1744) was an Italian physician, naturalist, and professor at the University of Pisa. Many of the images in this edition were from his personal and renowned cabinet collection of shells. The beautiful plates were engraved by Antonio Pazzi from original drawings by Giuseppe Menabuoni.

"The "Index Testarum Conchyliorum" one of the pioneering books about conchology, is distinguished for its bold engravings..."

S. Peter Dance, Classic Natural History Prints - Shellsg

condition:Overall very good, may have minor imperfections expected with age, text/image on verso as published. Please examine our images carefully and contact us if you have any questions. Copy of title page included.
size:30.5 x 44 cm 12 x 17 ¼ inches approx.
GUALTIERI - CONCHOLOGY: TAB 42 SHELL print 1742
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GUALTIERI - CONCHOLOGY: TAB 42 SHELL print 1742