I PESCI Aquatilium animalium historiae
Ristampa in fac-simile eseguita dalle Officine Grafiche Firenze nel febbraio 1971. Bound in full editorial cloth, illustrated dustjacket. Facsimile reproduction of the third issue of the first edition, colophon dated Mense Ianvario, 1558.
Limited edition of 327 copies. Rare.
Folio (412 x 282 mm) pp. 8, 256. Engraved allegorical title with architectural border decorated with marine motifs and central medallion portrait of Salviani. Above the title the arms of Marcello Cervini, the later pope Marcellus II, Salviani's patron and benefactor. Eighty one full-page excellent copper engravings, containing 98 figures of fishes and molluscs numbered 1-53 and 55-99. Number 54 was omitted in all issues and does not exist (Nissen, 1951). The Index Rerum in the third issue is incorrectly numbered: 251 (verso), 252-254 (recto and verso), 257 (recto). The index terminates on 257 (recto) with Zygena piscis 129B, the word FINIS has been ommitted at the end. The colophon is printed on folium 256 (erroneously numbered) with a list of errata, not corrected in the text, on recto, and a woodcut printer’s device on verso.
Price: € 400,00