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

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


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

Accession Number


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)


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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