Conrad Gesner - Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum - 1606
Illustrated, Zoology - Quantity: 1 - book.
Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum et Oviparorum, Qua in Historia animalium Conradi Gesneri Libri I et II. Describuntur cum Nomenclaturis Singolarum Latinis,Graeci,Italicis,Gallicus,et Germanicis.
perunque et aliarum quoque linguarium,certis ordinibus digesta.Novis Eiconibus non paucis,& passim nomenclaturis ac descriptionibus auctior.
2 +134 + 2 pages, 141 illustrations engraved in wood. The pages of the book are browned (like all known copies) but this does not affect the reading, without tears, without woodworms. The spine has been reinforced.
The author's name was erased on the cover page (see photos) as at the time of the publication of Historiae animalium there were deep religious tensions. Under the pontificate of Pope Paul IV it was believed that the religious convictions of an author contaminated all his writings and therefore his work was placed on the index since Gesner was Protestant.
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Zoology
- Author/ Illustrator
- Conrad Gesner
- Book Title
- Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Welsh
- Original language
- Ioannis Lancelloti
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 40×27 cm