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Giovanni Girolamo Zannichelli
ZANNICHELLI, Giovanni Girolamo.

ZANNICHELLI, Giovanni Girolamo.
(1662 - 1729)

(Born: Venice, Italy, April 1662; Died: Modena, Italy, 11 January 1729) Italian physician & apothecary.

Beginning in 1686, Zannichelli built a successful apothecary business in Venice, and in 1702, he was awarded a medical degree. He made many trips to explore the natural history around the Adriatic Sea, building an important natural history cabinet in Venice.

Biographical references: ABI: I 1011, 234-247. Biographie Universelle. Dupre, F., Elogio storico di G. Girolamo Zannichelli farmacista. Venezia, Pasquali e Curti, 1816. 29 p. [NLM: WZ 100 Z32D 1816]. J÷cher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51: 4, 2150-1. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 1392-3. WBI.

1. Latin, 1720 [Collection catalog].
Variorum Fossilium Apparatus ex Collectaneis J. H. Zannichelli ... [Venetiis, 1720].

4░: [1]-38 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL [B.260.(12.)]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 2, 207.

2. Latin, 1721.
De Lithographia Duorum Montium Veronensium unius nempe vulgo dicti di Boniolo & Alterius di Zoppica ... patri Philippo Bonnanni ... Epistola Joannis Hieronymi Zannichelli ... Venetiis, Corona, 1721.

4░: [1]-31, [1] p., illus. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL [B.238.(1.)]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 119. LKG: XIV 630.

Ex NaturŠ Gazophylacio, 1726

3. Latin, 1726.
Ex NaturŠ | Gazophylacio | Penes | Joannem Hieronymum | Zannichelli. Venetiis. | Index Primus | Quo Fossilia Figurata | recensentur. | [ornament] | Venetiis, MDCCXXVI. | Typis Antonii Bortoli. | Superiorum Permissu.

4░: A-I4; 36l.; [1]-71, [1] p.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; 3-71, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very rare. The text gives a listing of the specimens contained in Zannichelli's museum.

Bibliographical references: BL [953.e.1.]. LKG: XVII 24. Murray, Museums, 1904: 3, 286.

4. Latin, 1736 [Collection catalog].
Enumeratio | Rerum Naturalium | QuŠ | In MusŠo Zannichelliano | Asservantur. | [ornament] | Venetiis MDCCXXXVI. | Typis Antonii Bortoli. | Superiorum Permissu.

4░: [1]-126 p.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-[8], Dedication, dated April 1736.; [9]-126, Text.

Rare. Edited by his son Giovanni Jacopo Zannichelli. An interesting list of objects contained in Zannichelli's Museum in Venice. The text is divided into three parts: 1. Marina Corpora (plants and animals; p. 9-29), 2. Fossilia Figurata (fossils and figured stones; p. 30-96), and 3. Minerals (p. 97-126).

Bibliographical references: BL [956.g.3. & 34.c.18.(1.)]. Cobres, DeliciŠ CobresianŠ, 1782: 1, p. 120. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 280. Haller, Bibliotheca Botanica, 1771-2: p. 288. Murray, Museums, 1904: 3, 286. Pritzel, Thesaurus LiteraturŠ BotanicŠ, 1871-3: no. 10454.

5. Latin, 1713 [First edition].
De Ferro ejusque Nivis PrŠparatione Dissertatio Physico-Chymica, in qua varia de ipso Metallo Explicantur a Jonne Hieronymo Zanichelli. Venetiis, Andr. Poleti, 1713.

8░: [16], 79 p., frontispiece (Hercules slaying the Hydra), 3 plates (one folding).

Very scarce. Zannichelli provides here a description of one of his distillations `Neige de Fer' (snow of iron), as a miraculous remedy. Iron is also treated in general, including mineralogical sources, metallurgy and other medical preparations.

Bibliographical references: Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, 1965: p. 631.

6. Latin, 1719 [2nd edition].
De Ferro ejusque Nivis PrŠparatione Dissertatio in qua varia de ipso Metallo Explicantur a Jonne Hieronymo Zanichelli. Venetiis, 1719.

4░: [4], [1]-46 p., frontispiece, folding plate, title vignette.

Very scarce. Deals mostly with the medicinal uses of crystallized salts of iron. It also contains the earliest illustration of a dendritic crystal of the metal itself.

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9. Hoover Collection: no. 904.

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