Storia Naturale Delle Scimie

Jacob, N.H.; Rados, L.

Edité par F. Artaria c. 1812, Milano, 1812
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Edition : First Edition. , Contemporary full vellum. Gilt text on morocco label on spine. All edges dyed red., Text is in Italian, with French and German translations for the plates. This book, often considered to be one of the most important books on Natural History published during the Napoleonic Era, delves into the origin and habits of different species of apes and monkeys from both the Old and the New World. The dedication page is for Eugene Napoleon, the viceroy of Italy. Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871) was a French painter, draftsman and lithographer. He was the cousin of the famous cabinetmaker Georges Jacob. He taught drawing at the National Veterinary School of Alfort. He was famous for his anatomical drawings (culminating in his opus in collaboration with Bourgery: Complete Treatise on the Anatomy of Man) and furniture design. Luigi Rados (1773?1840) was an Italian engraver. He was born in Parma and was educated in the Academy of that city. His principal engravings are those depicting Emperor Francis II and King Ferdinand after Jean-François Bosio., Size : Folio (450x325mm). , Illustrated with an engraved title page, an engraved dedication page and a series of 73 fine monographs of apes and monkeys by the respected French painter, Nicholas Henri Jacob, and stipple-engraved by Luigi Rados. , P. Engraved title page. Engraved dedication page. IV preface. 1-73 (numbered III-V and I-LXX). A handsome example of this important work. N° de réf. du libraire B5180

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Titre : Storia Naturale Delle Scimie

Éditeur : F. Artaria c. 1812, Milano

Date d'édition : 1812

Reliure : Hardcover

Edition : 1st Edition

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