Icones Piscium [Mammalium, Insectorum]: Indicem Systematicum
Icones piscium : indicem systematicum
Kielsen (1774-1850), a Danish naturalist and teacher, published his Icones in six separate parts, each with a brief text providing a Linnean systematic classification followed by (as the title suggests) illustrations of the animals covered: ...piscium (fishes) has 48 plates that illustrate 130 species in 57 genera; ...mammalium (mammals) has 111 plates, including 11 of whales and three of Homo sapiens; and ...insectorum (insects) with 106 plates. Added to the first two parts on ...vermium (worms, or invertebrates) and ...avium (birds) already in our collection, we now lack only the amphibiorum (amphibians) section. All of the parts are scarce, held by only a few libraries in the U.S.
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