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Testacea Musei Cæsarei Vindobonensis
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Title

Testacea Musei Cæsarei Vindobonensis

Title Variants

Alternative: Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis, Testacea

By

Born, Ignaz, Edler von, 1742-1791 , author

Schütz, Karl, 1745-1800 , engraver
Adam, J. , engraver
Mansfeld, Johann Ernst, 1739-1796 , engraver
Fuxeder, Franz, 1725-1797 , artist
Krauss, Johann Paul, 1701-1776 , publisher
Vienna (Austria). K.K. Hof-naturalien-cabinet.
Naturhistorisches Museum (Austria)
Litteris Geroldianis, , printer

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

Vindobonae :Sumptibus Joannis Pauli Kraus,MDCCLXXX [1780]

Notes

Elaborate engraved publisher's device on title page; numerous engraved or woodcut head- and tail-pieces.

Hand-colored plates engraved by Schütz or J. Adam after Fr. Fuxeder.

Some of the illustrations in the text and plates are signed "C. Schütz inv. et feceit 1779."

Some of the vignettes signed Conti, J.E. Mansfeld sc., C. Schütz

With indexes in Latin, German, Dutch, English, and French.

Colophon: Viennae, Litteris Geroldianis.

Signatures: [*]² 2*-9*² A-5Z²

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | 470.

One of the most famous works on conchology, an example of the Golden Age of Viennese natural history book production, which was patronized by the House of Habsburg. The Empress of Austria, Maria Theresa, instructed Born to compile a work on the imperial collection of shells held in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Subjects

Austria , Catalogs , Catalogs and collections , Mollusks , Naturhistorisches Museum (Austria) , Shells , Vienna

Call Number

QL406.2 .N37 1780

Language

Latin

Identifiers

OCLC: 7410807

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.152209

 

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