(DENIS, M. & SCHIFFSMÜLLER, I.)

Systematisches Verzeichniss der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend herausgegeben von einigen Lehrern am k.k.

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Theresianum. Wien, A. Bernardi, 1776. Large-4to (277 x 210mm). pp. (2), 322, (2), with 1 engraved title-page, 1 engraved vignette, 1 handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 2 folded handcoloured engraved plates. Recent red half calf, gilt lettered spine and marbled boards.

The fine allegorical frontispiece shows the gardens of Schönbrunn

A charmingly produced work on the butterflies of the Vienna region. The fine allegorical frontispiece shows the gardens of Schönbrunn/ Vienna within a lovely garland of flowers, birds, and butterflies. Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller were two Austrian naturalists mainly focused on Lepidoptera. Denis, a Jesuit priest and Professor at the Theresianum College, published together with Schiffermüller, also a teacher at the same College in Vienna, the first index of the Lepidoptera of the Viennese region.

Nissen ZBI, 1074.