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Jacob Theodor Klein's Critique of Peter Artedi's Ichthyologia (1738)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5511-3035
University of Washington, Seattle.
2014 (English)In: Svenska Linnésällskapets årsskrift, ISSN 0375-2038, 39-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An anonymous critique of Peter Artedi’s (1705‒1735) Ichthyologia sive opera omnia de piscibus, the latter edited and published posthumously by Carolus Linnaeus (1707‒ 1778) in 1738, is shown to have been written by the Prussian jurist and naturalist Jacob Theodor Klein (1685‒1759), and sent to Hans Sloane (1660−1753) in London for his approval. The critique is transcribed and translated, and its contents assessed in light of Artedi’s contribution to Linnaean systematics. While in some ways highly critical of Artedi, Klein must have been well aware that by criticizing Artedi he was, by association, criticizing Linnaeus as well. Linnaeus’s editorial contributions to the Ichthyologia as well as his on-going antagonistic relationship with Klein are also discussed.

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2014. 39-84 p.
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Peter Artedi, Jacob Theodor Klein, Ichthyology
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Latin; History Of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111228OAI: diva2:774895

Textkritisk edition av Jacob Theodor Kleins latinskspråkiga recension av Peter Artedi: Ichthyologia (Leyden 1738), bevarad som handskrift vid British Llbrary. 

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