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Johann Emanuel Pohl
POHL, Johann Emanuel.

POHL, Johann Emanuel.
(1782 - 1834)

(Born: Kamnitz, Bohemia, 22 February 1782; Died: Vienna, Austria, 22 May 1834) Austrian physician.

From 1808 to 1812, Pohl was an adjunct professor of natural history at the University of Prag. From 1817 to 1821, he was the mineralogist and botanist that accomapanied the Austrian state expedition to the interior of Brazil. On his return Pohl he took the position as professor of medicine at the University of Vienna, where he also curated the Brazilian collections of the royal cabinet. Pohl was a member of the royal Bohemian Society of Science.

Biographical references: Abhandlungen einer Privatgesellschaft in Böhmen: 4, 1837 [obituary]. ADB. DBA: I 986, 341-351. Poggendorff: 2, col. 484. WBI. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.

Systematischer Ueberblick, 1816

1. German, 1816.
Systematischer Ueberblick | der | Reihen - Folge | einfacher Fossilien. | [tapered rule] | Nebst Beyfügung der üblichsten deutschen und französischen Synonyme | und eines vollständigen alphabetischen Registers, zur Anordnung | orktognostischer Fossiliensammlungen dargestellt | von | Johann Emmanuel Pohl, | [...10 lines of titles and membeships...] | [double rule] | Prag, 1816. | In der Calveschen Buchhandlung.

2°: π3 A-2D2; 57l.; [6], [1]-108 p. Page size: 236 x 190 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [2 pgs], Dedication to Carl Cäsar Leonhard.; [1 pg], "Einige Vorwort."-signed, J.E. Pohl, March 1815.; [1 pg], "Namen-Abkürzungen der angeführten Schriftsteller."; [1]-64, Text.; [65]-105, "Register."; 106-109, "Einige Nachworte."

Very scarce. The purpose of of this work is to give descriptions of all the important minerals, including physical and chemical properties. It contains a synopsis on how to order a mineral collection, together with synonyms. The foundation of the system Pohl has choosen in based upon writings of Werner and Ullmann. The latest discoveries in mineralogical science has announced in Leonhard's Taschenbuch are included.

Bibliographical references: BL.

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