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Gualtieri, Niccolo (1688-1744)
Coral 6
1742. Florence.- copper engraved print with recent hand colouring; overall 42 x 31 cm, image 22 x 17 cm. exc. cond. Printing on verso.- Beautifully engraved and coloured print of a coral! From Gualtieri’s work ‘Index Testarum Conchyliorum, quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri’ (translation:’List of the shells of shellfish which are preserved in the Museum of Niccolò Gualtieri’). - Gualtieri was an Italian medical doctor and a professor at the University of Pisa with a great interest in shells and corals. Together with Giuseppe Menabuoni (1708-1745) and Antonio Pazzi (1706-1768), he created the ‘Index’ with 110 beautifully engraved copper engravings, based on his very own collection which is now based in Museo storia naturale di Pisa.- NB: though the overall size is the same, each coral plate is of a different size!
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