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GUALTIERI - CONCHOLOGY: CONCHA TRISIDOS SHELL print
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GUALTIERI - CONCHOLOGY: CONCHA TRISIDOS SHELL print

£165.00

This very striking and highly decorative first edition folio shell engraving, with beautiful professional later handcolouring, 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 - Shells

Condition: Overall excellent, may have minor imperfections expected with age. Please examine our images carefully and contact us if you have any questions. Image/text on verso as issued. Copy title page included.
Size: 45 x 30 cm 17 ¾ x 11¾ inches

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