Bibliography:AKC Bibliography 0397


Hunter, Michael. John Ray in Italy: lost manuscripts rediscovered. (2014).

Name(s) Hunter, Michael
Title John Ray in Italy: lost manuscripts rediscovered
Place of printing
Year 2014
Language(s) eng
Contained in Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, v. 68, n. 2, 20/jun/2014, p. 93-109.
Bibliographic level Paper in journal
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Keyword(s) Kircherian Museum; John Ray
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Abstract: This paper discloses the content of two manuscripts of John Ray that have hitherto been unknown to Ray scholars. The manuscripts survive in the Hampshire Record Office, having descended through the Prideaux-Brune family. They record information about Ray's tour of Italy in the 1660s that does not appear in his Observations … made in a journey through … the Low-countries, Germany, Italy and France (1673), including a visit to the museum of Athanasius Kircher in Rome, and provide clues concerning the composition of Ray's 1673 book.