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Paul Hermann
HERMANN, Paul (i.e., Paulus Hermmanus).

HERMANN, Paul (i.e., Paulus Hermmanus).
(1646 - 1695)

German physician & botanist.

Hermann was the medical officer to the Dutch East India Company between 1672 and 1677. In 1679, he was appointed to the chair of botany at the University of Leiden.

Biographical references: Aa, Biographisch Woordenboek, 1852-78: 8, 670-1. Engel, Dutch Zoological Cabinets, 1986: no. 673.

1. Latin & Dutch, 1711 [Sale catalog].
Catalogus Musei Indici continens varia exotica, tum animalia, tum vegetabilia ... in liquore ... asservata; ut et varia arida curiosa ... quin etiam ... collectionem concharum ... quae ... collecta sunt a ... P. Hermanno ... jam vero publica auctione distrahentur, etc. Latin & Dutch. Lugduni Batavorum, [1711.]


Very rare. A sale catalog describing foreign plants and animals perservered in alcohol, insects, minerals, precious stones, medicinal roots, woods, seeds, fruits, shells, etc.

Bibliographical references: BL [B.677.(1.)]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9. Murray, Museums, 1904: 2, 285 [long note]. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 175.

2. Latin, 1714 [Collection catalog].
Musĉum Zeylanicum, continens Plantarum, Animalium, & Mineralium, quĉ Zeylana insula suppeditat, Historiam. Lugduni Batavorum, 1714.

4°: 71 p.

Very rare. There is also a catalog of plants published in 1717.

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 76. Murray, Museums, 1904 [not listed]. Pritzel, Thesaurus Literaturĉ Botanicĉ, 1871-3: no. 3995.

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