The Historia naturalis Brasiliae, their collaborative illustrated folio volume, in twelve books, was published in Rich in description of native life, the book. SUMMARY. The Historia naturalis Brasiliae is the most important early account of Brazilian zoology, botany, medicine and, to some extent, ethnology. Its animals. Historia naturalis Brasiliae. by PISO, Willem, and George Marcgraf. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Historia Naturalis Brasiliae is the first scientific work on the natural history of Brasil, brasiilae in It was the authoritative text on the subject for one-and-a-half century. Now we are trying to locate every remaining copy of the book worldwide.

So far we have found approximately copies. Who has got one more? Even though the book has been studied from various angles, we know very little about the material history of the book.

There are no reliable estimates of the print run. Furthermore, we assume that nxturalis book was disseminated over Europe instantly, but in fact information about the early owners is scarce.

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Finally, the trajectory of the books in the following centuries can tell us a lot about changing cultural and scientific perspectives. Copy census The copy census is a unique method to understand the history of books as a social and cultural phenomenon.


It locates naturaliis, maps the paths of specific copies through time, and may help to explain how ideas were nathralis through print. So far, we have located approximately copies of HNB worldwide and collected data on the shelf marks, collection histories, coloring, provenances, marginalia, bindings, decorations and other forms of material evidence of most of these copies. We are now in the final month before our census will be published. Obviously, we would be delighted with any last minute additions to the list.

Historia naturalis Brasiliae

If your library holds a copy and you have not yet been in touch with us Alex Alsemgeest and Jeroen Bosor if you have more detailed information than you could provide us before, please let us know. The list We do not brrasiliae to give away all of our research in a blog post, obviously, so below you will find only a concise list of all copies. Please contact me for more details if you are interested in the information we have on the copy in your library.

Just to give an example of what a full record looks like:. Contemporary brown leather, panel design with blind tooling on front cover, spine with 5 raised bands. Eighteenth century green morocco, rebacked gilt decorated spine with floral motifs and six raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.


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Rey et Gravier, quai des Augustins, no. Walter Channing, April 11, American physician and professor of medicine; sent as a gift to Amos Binney, includes a two page handwritten letter to accompany the donation. Amos Binney American physician and malacologist.

Boston Society of Natural Braxiliae, from the library of Dr. Amos Binney, deposited by mrs.

Historia Naturalis Brasiliae

In the list below, recent additions are preceded by an asterisk. Furthermore, it has been pointed out that the copies of the colleges at Cambridge and Oxford should be listed separately and not placed under the heading of the university libraries. We will correct that in the final version.

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