Nürnberg: Gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1826. Third edition. Original Blind-Stamped green cloth. 8vo. Original blind stamped dark green cloth with gilt decoration on spine that includes author, title and date of publication. Collation: viii, 207, 16pp. + 4 hand colored engraved plates by Sturm with original tissue guards. Sturm was the son of an engraver with whom he apprenticed learning drawing and copper plate engraving. Very Good. Item #0000457
Jacob Sturm grew in prominence at age 16 and became in high demand for drawing and engraving insects. He began describing and illustrating his own collection in the first edition of this treatise in 1796. As his collection grew additional editions were made, the current being the third. Sturm was meticulous in illustrating fine detail of insects as well as providing exact size for each insect in his engraving evidenced in the plates of this edition where measuring bars are included next to insects not drawn to actual size. Sturm was one of the best entologist illustrators and engravers during the Golden Age of Natural History in the 18th and early 19th centuries. He illustrated a German edition of Oliver's classic French publication on insects in the Museum of Natural History, Paris. This is the 3rd Edition of Verzeichniß meiner Insecten & Sammlung.1796 with text and engravings of newly described beetles by Sturm. (Nissen ZBI 4032; Hagen II p.204).