1657 1st ed Jonston BIRDS Thaumatographia Avibus Science Mythological MONSTERS

JONSTON, Jan

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John Jonston was a 17th-century Polish scholar who sought to organize and clarify knowledge on all subjects – a truly daunting and unattainable task. In 1632, Johnston first published his most important work ‘Thaumatographia Naturalis’ – a compilation of scientific studies including astronomy, natural science, archaeology and fossils, biology and plant science, zoology, and most important human anatomy and medicine.

 

‘De Avibus’ is the final installment in Jonston’s ‘Naturalis’ – a compendium of his zoological studies on birds and aviary. And while the contents of this book are important, like other sections from this work, Jonston includes his views on mythological creatures such as griffons, harpies, and phoenixes. These 63 illustrations are known to sell for a high price alone – very rare to have them be included in this work.

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1657 1st ed Jonston BIRDS Thaumatographia Avibus Science Mythological MONSTERS

 

John Jonston was a 17th-century Polish scholar who sought to organize and clarify knowledge on all subjects – a truly daunting and unattainable task. In 1632, Johnston first published his most important work ‘Thaumatographia Naturalis’ – a compilation of scientific studies including astronomy, natural science, archaeology and fossils, biology and plant science, zoology, and most important human anatomy and medicine.

 

‘De Avibus’ is the final installment in Jonston’s ‘Naturalis’ – a compendium of his zoological studies on birds and aviary. And while the contents of this book are important, like other sections from this work, Jonston includes his views on mythological creatures such as griffons, harpies, and phoenixes. These 63 illustrations are known to sell for a high price alone – very rare to have them be included in this work.

 

Item number: #9597

Price: $2500

 

JONSTON, Jan

 

Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI: cum aeneis figuris

 

Amstelodami: Apud Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper, 1657. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [12], 160 (i.e. 168)
    • Signatures: *6, A-X4
    • 63 engraved plates
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~15in X 9.25in (38cm x 23.5cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable

 

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9597

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Medicine & Science

Authors

JONSTON, Jan

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete