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Museum Calonnianum : specification of the various articles which compose the magnificent museum of natural history collected by M. de Calonne in France and lately his property : consisting of an assemblage of the most beautiful and rare subjects in entomology, conchology, ornithology, mineralogy, &c
Bib ID 1548339
Format BookBook
Author
Humphrey, George, active 1786-1797
 
Description London : [s.n.], 1797 
viii, 84 p. ; 21 cm. (8vo) 
Summary

A list of shells in the collection of Charles Alexandre de Calonne. Includes shells from Cook and Bligh voyages as well as shells from the Portland collection. With interleaved manuscript and original artwork.

Australian references in the published account: iv-vi ; nos. 92 [NSW], 272 [VDL], 287 [NSW], 418 [VDL], 419 [Port Jackson, NSW], 536 [NSW], 819 [NSW from Cook's first voyage], 907 [NSW], 1089 [NSW], 1253 [NSW]. Birds 1353.52 [near Port Jackson, NSW], 1353.53 [NSW], 1353.54 [NSW]

Australian watercolours: p. 22, leaf [3], Turbo Phasianus from Van Diemons [sic] Land [no. 395,396, 398, 404] ; p. 32, leaf [3], no. 418, Van Diemen's Land ; p. 36, leaf [2], no. 287, Voluta Pacifica Soland.

Australian references in the mss account: leaf [5] prelims., Chiton ; p. 30, leaf [4], verso, Aralanum. Agate [?], N. Holland.

New Zealand references in the published account: iv ; nos. 50, 326, 336, 369, 414, 415, 433, 434, 464, 465, 493, 495, 520, 532, 760, 796, 836, 1353.9a, 1353.19c.

New Zealand watercolours: no. 326, p. 38, leaf [6], Murex stramenius, New Zeland ; p.64, leaf [1], [?], New Zeland ; p. 82, leaf [1], Iidol called Taggae ...

New Zealand references in the mss account: no. 687

Notes

"Shells painted by Peter Joseph Ratley." --leaf [2]

Two published plates of shells, originally issued with: The catalogue of the ... collection of the late Mrs. Bligh (1822) have also been bound in.

Written by George Humphrey.

Signatures: A2-I2-K-M. On wove paper.

With: [11], [13] mss. leaves, [97] leaves of plates : watercolours. Interleaved throughout, the watercolour drawings on laid paper with additional 24 leaves of mss. showing a Linnaean system of classification and index. Dates of watermarks on mss. papers bound subsequent to publication range from 1809-1824.

Library's copy inscribed "Emily Beatrice Paul, Nov. 1881"

Related Material Associated materials at Collections of natural history specimens and drawings from the Endeavour voyage of Captain Cook held in Newspaper and Microcopy Section at mcN 362. 
Cited In

Thesaurus librorum conchyliorum ...1999, no. 172.

Life Dates First part 
Subjects Calonne, Charles Alexandre de, - 1734-1802 - Natural history collections - Catalogs.  |  Museum Calonnianum - Catalogs.  |  Mollusks - Catalogs and collections.  |  Mollusks - Catalogs and collections - Early works to 1800.  |  Shells - Catalogs and collections - Early works to 1800.  |  Shells - Catalogs and collections.
Other authors/contributors Ratley, Peter Joseph
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Thesaurus librorum conchyliorum.

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