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Olof (Olaus) Bromel
BROMEL, Olof (Olaus).

BROMEL, Olof (Olaus).
(1639 - 1705)

(Born: Örebro, Sweden, 24 May 1639; Died: Göteborg, Sweden, 5 February 1705) Swedish physician.

Father of Magnus von Bromell.

Biographical references: Poggendorff: 1, col. 306. SBA: Scandinavian Biographical Archive: B-036, 279-282. Svenskt Biografiskt Handlexikon: 1, 140. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon: 6, 387-91, bibliogr. [by S. Birger]. Warmholtz, Bibliotheca Sueo-Gothica, 1782-1817: 2, ?? & 12, ??. WBI.

Catalogus Generalis, 1698

1. Latin, 1698 [Collection catalog].
Catalogus | Generalis. | Seu | Prodromus | Indicis Specialioris ac Locupletioris re- | rum curiosarum, tam artificialium qvam natura- | lium earumq; tam exoticarum, qvam domesticarum, | qvæ hoc tempore inveniuntur ac servantur in | Pinacotheca. | Olai Bromelii, M.D. | […2 lines of titles and memberships…] | [ornate rule] | Gothoburgi, | Excudebat Zacharias Hagemann.

4°: A-B4; 8l.;. [16] p.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-[16], Text.

Rare. The first catalog describing objects of natural history published in Sweden. It is written in the form of a prospectus or proposal for a larger never published work. It was based upon the author's own cabinet of specimens, of which minerals were clearly a major component.

Bibliographical references: Beekman, Systematische Mineralogie, 1906: 29. Collijn, Sveriges Bibliografi, 1600-Talet, 1942-6: 1, 114-5. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 280. Löwegren, Naturalienkabinett i Sverige, 1952: 56-8. Murray, Museums, 1904: 1, 35 & 2, 141. Warmholtz, Bibliotheca Sueo-Gothica, 1782-1817. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 162 & 207.

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