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Johann Philipp Breyne
BREYNE, Johann Philipp.

BREYNE, Johann Philipp.
(1680 - 1764)

(Born: Danzig, Germany (now Gedansk, Poland), 1680; Died: Danzig, Germany (now Gedansk, Poland), 1764) German/Polish physician & botanist.

Breyne had a successful medical practice in his native city of Danzig. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

Biographical references: Börner, Vornehmsten Lebensumständen, 1749-64. Catalogue of Portraits of Naturalists: 219 [1 portrait listed]. Cleevely, World Palæontological Collections, 1983: 65. DBA: I 145, 136-139; II 178, 66-69. Ferchl. Grau, C., "The scientific correspondence of the Gdansk physician and botanist Johann Philipp Breyne", in: Actes du Xie Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences 1965, 2, (1968), 158-161. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. Joost, W., "Die Vogelbilder des Danziger Naturforschers Johann Philipp Breyne (1680-1764)", Journal für Ornithologie, 108, (1967), no. 3. Nouvelle Biographie Générale (Hoefer). Poggendorff: 1, col. 297. Roob, H., Jacob und Johann Philipp Breyne, zwei Danziger Botaniker im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek, 1988. 138 p., illus. [Published as: Veröffentlichungen der Forschungsbibliothek Gotha. Heft 27; ISBN 3-910027-00-8]. WBI. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 162.

1. Latin, 1722.
Epistola de Melonibus Petrefactis Montis Carmel Vulgo Creditis ad D. Johannem Anderson. Cui annexe binæ Epistolæ ad Authorem datæ, altera De Aquis Matrialibus Olonicensibus, nos ex Africa in Belgium deferri coepit. Lipsiae, Literis I. Titii, 1722.

4°: 48 p., 2 plates. Rare.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 2, 234. LKG: XVI 275. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 315.

2. Latin, 1732 [Dissertation].
Dissertatio Physica de Polythalamiis, Nova Testaceorum Plasse, itemque Commentatinocula de Bedemnitis Prussicis et Schediasma de Erhinis Methodice Disponendis. Gedaki, 1732.

4°: 64 p., 12 plates.

Rare. This work describes and classifies the fossils and minerals found in Prussia, especially those around Danzig.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 1, 234. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 148. LKG: XVII 144.

Verzeichniss, 1765

3. German, 1765 [Sale catalog].
Verzeichniß | des | von seel. Herrn Doct. | Johann Philipp Brayne | nachgelassenen beühmten | Naturalien Cabinets | welches | in Danzig in der Langgasse | für | baares Danziger Geld | de 1765. | an | den Meistbiethenden soll verkaufet | werden | von | Johann Gottfried Barthelsen. | [double rule] | Danzig, | gedruckt bey Johann Friedrich Bartels.

8°: [1]-54 p.

Rare. Auction sale catalog itemizing the extensive natural history collections of Johann Philipp Breyne. It was compiled by Johann Gottfried Barthelsen, and lists all manner of native specimens, including minerals and fossils found around Breyne's native city of Danzig.

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 264. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 207.

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