De reliquis animalibus exanguibus libri quatuor, post mortem eius editi nempe de mollibus, crustaceis, testaceis, et zoophytis

1606
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 17th century, Author Ulisse Aldrovandi (Italian, 1522–1605), Printer Giovanni Battista Bellagamba (Italian)


Place of Publication: Bologna, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 155; Nissen ZBI 68

Dimensions

Overall: 37.4 x 25.2 x 5.8 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1722

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and portrait, and numerous woodcuts in the text

On View

Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Bologna: Giovanni Battista Bellagamba, 1606) Folio; 311 leaves; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped armorial binding dated 1639.

Allegorical title page, author portrait, and numerous illustrations of shellfish, octupi, shells, jellyfish, etc.


Bologna: Giovanni Battista Bellagamba, 1606

Provenance

The Bishops [or perhaps the University] of Dillingen, 1639 [pen inscription on title: "Bibliothecæ Diligemensis / Anno 1639 4 Aprilis"; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 8, 1965.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow