(1780 – 1830)
Son of József Antal [see previous entry]. Schönbauer became interested in natural history through his father; however, his lasting contribution was in arranging and figuring the hand signals used by the deaf, which occupied most of his life.
Biographical references: DBA: I 1130, 39. • Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon: 2, 598. • WBI.
1. Latin, 1809-10.
Minerae | Metallorum | Hungariae | Et | Transylvaniae | Quas | Descripsit Et Earundem | Nomina, Diagnoses, Parts | Constitutivas, Loca Natalia, | Matrices, Ac Usum Ordine | Systematico | Exposuit | Vincentius Schönbauer, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornate rule] | Pars I. Sectio I. [-Pars II.] | [ornate rule] | Viennae, | apud Schaumburg et Soc. | 1809. [-1810.]
Very rare. First lexicon of the minerals of Hungary. The descriptions of the 203 minerals are based on the author's extensive travels and the numerous conversations he had with the miners of the area. The second part provides descriptions of the Salts, Inflammables, Petroleums, Earths and Stones found in the regions of Hungary and Transylvania, together with a description of a new method to facilitate the determination of mineral species in the regions.
Bibliographical references: BL [1255.f.28.]. • LKG: XIV 860 & 861a. • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien [Microfiche 641]..