Botanical James Petiver 1711  p2.

 

Botanical James Petiver 1711

James Petiver (c. 1665–1718) lived in London where he held an apothecary, but became well-known for his study of botany and entomology. From  Petiver, J. 1764: Jacobi Petiveri Opera Historiam naturalem spectantia; or Gazophylaceum containing several 1000 Figures of Birds, Beats, Fish, Reptiles, Insects, Shells, Corals, Fossils etc. from all Nations on 156 Copperplates, with Latin and English Names. – London (Bateman). Illustrations and engravings by James Petiver;  Sutton Nicholls (fl. 1680–1740),
"James Petiver, known primarily as a botanist and as one of the founders of British entomology, went to considerable expense to have ships’ captains and surgeons supply him with specimens of natural history from around the world for his museum. In the Gazophylacium, one of Petiver’s rarest and most interesting productions, the figures of reptiles and amphibians, plants, shells, insects, birds, and other animals are displayed together on the same plate. It was the intention of both author and publisher that the text be pasted down on the versos of the plates facing the appropriate plate, with dedication mounted at the foot of each, as in the Spencer Library’s copy; however, in most states of the work, text is simply printed on the back of each plate.  £82 tinted". Now £45 each (Inflation ?) untinted text available just ask. This was produced in various editions the only clue is the text states by Petiver at Aldersgate and but 5 sections get one free !. A later section is by Christopher Bateman dated 1711  but it then  also has a section of text in English so fits none of the descriptions in any of the libraries  ie standard 18THc mishmash all later bound together. Luckily spared the  pink watercolour that mars many. They could be tinted but would benefit from a tinter who checks what the items were coloured first before reaching for the pink and yellow wash.



 Flying Squirrel, Butterflies, shells corals Tab IX

 1. Testudinulus Philippensis luteus, nigro maculatus. The Luzuone Turtle-Lady, I thus call it to distinguish it from Fig. 3. in the next Table -- 2-3. Aurelia & Erucago Ejuldem. These are after the Designs the Reverend Father George Joseph Camel lately sent me from Manilia -- 4. Buccinulum dentatum Mediterraneum, striis fasciatis maculatum, an Buccinum dentatum parvum ... -- 5. Papilio Angolensis ex pullo alboque mixtus. Brought from Angola by Mr. John Kirckwood Surgeon -- 6. Algo tubulosa albida navibus adhaerens. This I found plentifully growing to a Ships side in the River Thames. -- 7. Concha Venereis minor, maculata & oculata, nobis ... -- Cato Simius volans Cameli. The Flying Cat-Monkey. See its Description in the Philosophical Transactions No. 277. This strange Animal is found in the Philippine Isles, and its usual Abode there is on Trees -- 9. Balanus compressus albus, fex fissuris fulcatus. This odd shell mr. James Cunninghame brought me among the rest from the Isle of Ascension -- 10. Papilio albus Angolensis apicibus miniaceis. Mr. John Kirckwood first brought me this from Angola, it hath since been caught at Wida, by Mr. Watt and Mr. Skeen Surgeons -- 11. Papilio Capensis flavescens versicolor, spicibus nigrescentibus. This singular Fly Mr. John Starrenburgh sent me from the Cape of Good Hope, the ground of its Wings are yellow, varyin with a Philamot blush, if they hold it at a certain Position between you and the light -- 12. Tipula Londinensis angustissima. This I have observed on some Ponds about London. It's much slenderer and less than the common Water-Spider -- 13. Tipula Hamstediensis brevior, ex croceo varietaga. I have as yet met with this only in some ditches about Bell-size at Hamstead -- 14. Alga verrucosa Capensis. My Curious Friend Mr. Starrenburgh sent me this with several other elegant Sea-Productions, which shall be figured in my next Decade. Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.   Size: 36 x 23cm inc delivery cheaper when collected



 Shells, Plants, Orchid  Tab 105
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.   Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


 Shells, berries, Liverwort / Bugs Tab XX1
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.   Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Butterflies, Plants Tab 11
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Beetles, Plants Tab XXXVIII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Lizard, Butterflies Beetles, Plants, Fungi  Tab XXXIX
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Birds, Butterflies  Plants, Fungi Tab VII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Beetles, Moths  Plants, Flukes ? Tab XXVI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Fish Corals, Fossils,  Tab LXVIII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Berries, Moths  Plants,  Tab XXXIIII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected
 

Seeds,Berries, Shells,  Plants,  Tab LII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Moths, Shells,  Plants,  Tab LXXIII
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Fish, Shells,Beetles,   Plants,  Tab XXX
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected**corner loss to page margin


Corals, Shells,  Plants, Physallis  Tab XXXI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Ferns, Shells,  Plants,  Tab LXXX
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Seeds Shells,  Plants,  Tab XCV
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


  orchids  Plants,  Tab LXXXVI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Butterflies, Corals,Shells,   Plants,  Tab LXXXVI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



Fish, John Ray Portraits, Moths, Fossils  Plants,  Tab LI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


  Shells, bulbs Plants,  Tab 104
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Corals, Zoophytes, water Plants ,  Plants,  Tab XI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Seeds Plants,  Tab LXXXIV
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected


Seeds Plants, of Canada Tab III
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected
 


Seeds Plants, Daisies Tab LXXXI
Antique copper engraving  published pre 1767( see above) , London for "Jacobi Petiveri Opera, Historiam Naturalem Spectantia..." by James Petiver. Illustrated after Maria Merian, Mark Catesby, John Ray and many others. Stupidly rare book untouched all full page as shown.  Size: 36 x 23cm  £45 inc delivery cheaper when collected



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