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Carl Heinrich Titius
TITIUS, Carl Heinrich.

TITIUS, Carl Heinrich.
(1744 - 1813)

(Born: Rosswein, Saxony, Germany, 1744; Died: Dresden, Germany, 28 September 1813) German physician.

Titius graduated from the University of Wittenberg in 1766. From 1768 onwards, he was professor of Materia Medica and surgury at the Collegio in Dresden. In 1776, he was appointed inspector of the Royal Saxon Naturalien-Gallerie in Dresden.

Biographical references: DBA: I 1275, 427-430; II 1310, 459. Fischer, Mineralogie in Sachsen, 1939. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Poggendorff: 2, col. 1112. WBI. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 195.

Klassification, 1805

1. German, 1805.
Klassification | der mineralogisch=einfachen | Fossilien | nach ihren Bestandtheilen | nebst der Karstenschen | Eintheilung | der Gebirgsarten | von | Carl Heinrich Titius, | [...6 lines of titles and memberships...] | [tapered rule] | Leipzig, | bey Johann Friedrich Harttnoch. | 1805.

8°: )(8 A-2A8 2B6; 206l.; [i]-xvi, [1]-395, [1] p. Page size: 186 x 120 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Defendat quod quisque ..."; iii-vi, Dedication to Friedrich Wilhelm August Carl.; vii-xiv, "Vorrede."-dated August 1804.; [xv]-xvi, "Verzeichniß | der amgeführten Autoren."; [1]-310, Text.; [311]-342, "Register."; [343]-395, "Table des Fossiles."; [1 page], Blank.

Very scarce. Describes the author's mineral classification scheme.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. LKG: XII 164.

2. German, 1821 [Sale catalog].
Auctions=Verzeichniß einer weil. Herrn Hofrath Dr. Titius, Inspector der Königl. Sächs. Naturalien=Gallerie zugehörigen, sehr vollständigen und gut gehaltenen Mineralien=Sammlung. Dresden, 1821.

2 parts. 8°: 286 p.

Rare. Auction catalog of Titius' mineral collection. As a collector, he followed Werner's theories exclusively, and the arrangement of the collection is into oryctognostsy and geognosy sections, with each section subdivided according to geographical origin. Part one of the auction describes 4,984 lots, while a second portion enumerates an additional 1,586 lots.

Related work?: Auszug aus dem Reise-Journal Herrn C. H. Titius von seiner vorzüglich zu Besichtigung fremder Naturalien-Sammlungen in dem Jahr 1777 durch Deutschland, nach Holland, Engeland und Frankreich angestellten Reise. [Leipzig, 1780]. [BL Shelfmark: 303.b.11.].

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. Freiesleben, Sächsische Mineralien-Verzeichnisse, 1828: no. 77. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 226.

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