The Mineralogical Record
The Mineralogical Record - Join us on Facebook!  The Mineralogical Record - Sign up for our newsletter
>

Giuseppe Baldassarri
BALDASSARRI, Giuseppe.

BALDASSARRI, Giuseppe.
(1705 - 1785)

(Born: Tomba, near Sarsina, Roumania, 1705; Died: Siena, Italy, 5 September 1785) Italian naturalist & physician.

Baldassarri was a doctor of medicine who operated a successful practice in Siena. He was also professor of natural history and botany at the city's university.

Biographical references: ABI: I 95, 234-270. Biographie Universelle: 2, 667. De Tipaldo, Biografia degli Italiani, 1834-45. Dizionario Biografico Italiani [no listing]. J÷cher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. LKG: 279. Mazzuchelli, Gli Scrittori d'Italia, 1753-63. Poggendorff: 1, col. 93. Thomas, Dictionary of Biography, 1884: 264. WBI.

Osservazioni Sopra, 1750

1. Italian, 1750.
Osservazioni | Sopra Il Sale Della Creta, | Con Un Saggio Di Produzioni Naturali | Dello Stato Sanese | Del | Dott. Giuseppe Baldassarri | Medico Di M.O.M. | [rectangular vignette showing a castle in the distance from the vantage point of a forest] | In Siena, CI[Backwards C] I[Backwards C] CCL. | [rule] | Nella Stamperia del Pubblico. | Per Francesco Rossi Stampatore. | [ornate rule] | A Spese | Di Vincenzo Pazzini Carli.

[Title of part two reads:]

Saggio | Di | Produzioni Naturali | Dello Stato Sanese | Che Si Ritrovano Nel Museo | Del Nobile Sig. Cav.re | Giovanni | Venturi Gallerani. | [rectangular vignette showing a castle in the distance from the vantage point of a forest] | In Siena, CI[Backwards C] I[Backwards C] CCL. | [rule] | Nella Stamperia del Pubblico. | Per Francesco Rossi Stampatore. | [ornate rule] | A Spese | Di Vincenzo Pazzini Carli.

2 parts in one volume. [Part 1] 8░: A-B8 C2; 18l.; [1]-36 p., engraved title page vignette. [Part 2] 8░: A-B8; 16l.; [1]-32 p., engraved title page vignette. Page size: 190 x 115 mm.

Rare. Presented as a letter to Saverio Manetti, professor and Secretary of the SocietÓ Bottanica di Firenze. Part one deals with the natural history, geology, and mineralogy of the region of Siena, Italy, and particularly with salt, discussing its mineralogical, chemical and medicinal aspects. Part two consists of a catalog of the collection of natural history products of the state of Siena, formed by a local nobleman, Giovanni Venturi Gallerani. It describes 167 specimens, mostly minerals, fossils and stones, with extensive notes. The title pages of the parts would indicate that the work was also sold as two separate and independent volumes.

German, 1751: A translation into German of this work appears in Hamburgische Magazin, 10, 227-250 & 339-375.

Bibliographical references: BL [B.410.(5.)]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 2, 43. Hamburgische Magazin: 10, 227-250 & 339-375 [German translation of text]. Leipziger gelehrte Zeitung: 1752, p. 779. LKG: XIV 521. NUC: 31, 688 [NB 0060464].

Contents copyright © 2017 The Mineralogical Record, Inc. All rights reserved.  
Graphic design of this website by Wendell E. Wilson. Website programming by ASPConnections.net