Systema Naturae in PDF

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Thu Aug 22 23:13:43 CDT 2002


I'm trying to track down a PDF version of Linnaeus' Systema Naturae, 10th
edition (1758).

Gallica ( has the 1766 edition, but not the 1758
edition.  I'm also trying to track down some other old/rare texts pertaining
to fishes in PDF format, if they exist as such (in particular, Forsskål
1775:  Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum,
vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit...  Post mortem auctoris
edidit Carsten Niebuhr.) -- before I go to the time/trouble of scanning them

I'm in the process of building a PDF library of original descriptions of
species in my study group (Pomacanthidae).

Many thanks in advance to anyone having suggestions.


Richard L. Pyle
Ichthyology, Bishop Museum
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