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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, OnlineOnline
Author
Humphrey, George, active 1786-1797
 
Online Versions
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. Interleaved manuscript notes include prices realised in the sale, the names and addresses of shell collectors, a Latin-English concordance of terms and original illustrations.

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], "Idol called Taggae" ... with illustration of a Māori tiki - "... curiously carved in Beautiful green Nephritic stone, or jade that was worn round the neck - this was the largest & finest in the collection at the Leverian Museum"

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.

National Library of Australia's copy inscribed "Emily Beatrice Paull, Nov. 1881"; and "Mrs Palmer, 4 Amhurst Villas, West Hackney" - Emily was born into the Paull family of brewers, her grandmother Mrs Elizabeth Sarah Palmer (1788-1847) being a daughter of Peter Joseph Ratley (1756-1831) who dealt in drawings and curiosities from 21 Dukes Court, St Martins in c1795-1822.

Catalogue includes items from Leverian Museum and Duchess of Portland collection (marked "P.M.").

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.

RBRS N 594.074 H926 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-512505196

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 1756-1831  |  Paull, Emily Beatrice, 1859-1929 former owner  |  Palmer, Elizabeth Sarah, former owner
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Thesaurus librorum conchyliorum.

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