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Giovanni Battista Passeri
PASSERI, Giovanni Battista, <i>Antiquary</i>.

PASSERI, Giovanni Battista, Antiquary.
(1694 - 1780)

(Born: Farnese, Italy, 1694; Died: Pesaro, Italy, 1780) Italian theologian & historian.

Passeri, Protonotary Apostolic of Pesaro, antiquary of the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo III, and the foremost Etruscan scholar of his time. He collected many antiquities and authored several descriptive texts of his Roman statues.

Biographical references: ABI: I 750, 245-302; II 448, 64-67. De Tipaldo, Biografia degli Italiani, 1834-45. Eckstein, Nomenclator philologorum, 1871. Eitner, Quellenlexikon, 1959. Gerber, Historisch-biographisches Lexikon, 1812-4. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. Parenti, Aggiunte al Dizionario, 1952-60. WBI.

1. Latin, 1753-9 [First edition].
Dell'Istoria de' fossili del pesarese e di altri luoghi vicini ... Dissertazioni IV, Nella quale si tratta la Litogonia, e Generazione de' Marmi, e la ragione delle loro macchie. di Mons. Giambattista Passeri ... Pesaro, 1753-59.

8°:

Rare. A series of four dissertations concerning the fossils and minerals found in the vicinity of Pesaro in central Italy. They were published in 1753, 1754, 1755, and 1759.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 538.

2. Italian, 1775 [2nd edition].
Della esoria de fossili dell agro Pesarese, e d'altri luoghi vicini, liscorsi sei. Bologna, 1775.

8°: Rare.

Bibliographical references: BL [458.a.18.].

3. Latin, 1753 [Dissertation].
Dissertatio de petrificatis agri Veronensis. Venetiis, 1753.

8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 638.

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