Zoologia Adriatica ossia catalogo ragionato degli Animali del Golfo e delle Laguna di Venezia; preceduto da una dissertazione sulla storia fisica e naturale del Golfo; e accompagnato da memorie, ed osservazioni di fisica storia naturale ed economia.
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Bassano 1792. 4to (272 x 205mm). pp. (10), 334, (2, blank), xxxii, with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary brown wrappers.
pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice
A valuable pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice. Giuseppe Olivi (1769-1795) was an Italian naturalist. Although he died at a young age he was the first to describe the rich fauna of this interesting part of the Adriatic. He was a correspondent of the prestigious Academy of Padua. The present work is his main work. Three of the fine engraved plates show crabs and two plates show shells. A fine uncut copy, some pages with faint waterstain at the lower right corner.
Nissen ZBI, 3010.