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Johann Jirasek
JIRASEK, Johann.

JIRASEK, Johann.
(1754 - 1797)

(Born: Libochowitz, Boehmia, 26 July 1754; Died: Salzburg, Austria, 6 July 1797) Austrian/Czech mineralogist.

Biographical references: DBA: I 606, 237-241. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1195. WBI. Wrany, Pflege der Mineralogie in Böhmen, 1898. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.

1. German, 1791.
Beobachtungen auf Reisen nach dem Riesengebirge, von J. Jirasek, T. Haenke, Abbé Grube und F. Gerstner, &c. Dresden, In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung, 1791.

4°: xviii, 309 p., one plate, one map.

Rare. This collaborative effort contains observations on the mineralogy and botany made during a trip through the Riesengebirge Mountains, located on the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. Tadeáš Hänke [1761-1817] authored the botanical section while Jirasek wrote the mineralogical section, which has the title Mineralogische und botanische Bemerkungen auf einer Reise nach sem Riesengebirge.

Bibliographical references: BL [10215.d.]. BMC: 2, 934. Hoover Collection: no. 215. LKG: XIV 77 & XIV 85. Pritzel, Thesaurus Literaturæ Botanicæ, 1871-3: no. 4426.

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