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BERTELE, Georg Augustin.

(1767 – 1818)

(Born: Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany, 27 August 1767; Died: Landshut, Austria, 19 July 1818) German physician & naturalist.

Bertele studied natural history and medicine in Ingolstadt, Würzburg and at the Bergakademie in Freiberg. In 1792 he became a physician and in the following year he became a professor at the University of Ingolstadt. There, Bertele taught chemistry, mineralogy, pharmacy, pharmacology, botany and zoology. He was a member of the Mineralogischen Sozietät in Jena.

Biographical references: DBA: I 92, 202-203. DBE: 1, 481. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. NDB: 2, 149 [by M. Schmid]. Poggendorff: 1, col. 164. WBI.

Handbuch der Minerographie, 1804

1. German, 1804.
Handbuch | der | Minerographie | einfacher Fossilien, | zum | Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen | von Dtr. und Professor Georg August Bertele | bearbeitet. | [ornate rule] | Landshut 1804. | Bey Joseph Attenkofer.

8°: π8 B8 C4 1-338 344; 289l.; [i]-xxxiv, [6], [1]-536, [2] p. Page size: 200 x 115 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-vi, "Vorrede."-signed Bertele, 13 January 1804.; [vii]-xxxiv, "Inhaltsanzeige | in | Verbindung der wichtigsten neuern, vozüglich der | französischen Benennungen."; [6 pgs], "Alphabetisches | Verzeichniss | aller | Arten und Gattungen der einfachen Mineralien."; [1]-529, Text.; 530-536, "Nachtrag."; [2 pgs], "Anzeige | einiger vorzüglicher sinnstörender Druckfehler."

Very scarce. In the forward, Bertele records that he was inspired to write this work as a result of studying the recent mineralogies of Emmerling, Estner and Reuss. He felt that his effort was more complete and understandable. The first portion of the text is an introduction to mineralogical science. The second and largest part is a descriptive mineralogy, organized along the chemical classification suggested by D.L.G. Karsten's Mineralogischen Tabellen (Berlin, 1800). An alphabetical list of all the mineralogical species contained is included at the beginning of the work.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. GV (1700-1910): 14, 13. LKG: XII 165. NUC [no copy listed].