Fauna Svecica, sistens Animalia Sveciae Regni: Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes. Distributa per classes & ordines, genera & species, cum differentiis specierum, synonymis Auctorum, nominibus incolarum, locis natalium, descriptionibus insectorum. Editio altera, auctior.
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Stockholmiae, sumtu & Literis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1761. 8vo (198 x 125mm). pp. (48), 578, with engraved frontispiece and 2 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine, marbled sides (backcover hinge weak & spine a bit rubbed).
Never before had the world seen such a comprehensive and at the same time so detailed local fauna
Second original edition, considerably enlarged and of particular value for the entomological nomenclature. "In 1746 Linnaeus finished a Swedish fauna comprehending all groups of animals. He called it 'Fauna Svecica', and it soon became indispensable to the field researcher. Never before had the world seen such a comprehensive and at the same time so detailed local fauna... Linnaeus spurred many followers to go out, with 'Fauna Svecica' in hand, and continue to chart the birds of Sweden. In this he inspired a strong tradition of field ornithology that still allows Sweden to count itself among the world?s foremost countries in this respect" (Uppsala University, Linné on line). Pages 133-502 concern insects.
Provenance: ex-libris Bibliothèque Fleutiaux and J. d'Aguilar
Soulsby 1153; Hulth p. 48.