Baldo Angelo Abati
Who is Baldo Angelo Abati?
Baldo Angelo Abati’s De natura et de Vipera admirabili mirificis facultatibus eiusdem liber, was one of the first books about snakes. It was dedicated to Francesco Maria II della Rovere, the sixth duke of Urbino. A second edition appeared in 1591 in Urbino and a third in Nuremberg in 1603. The latter edition was reprinted twice prior to 1660. Five of the 32 book chapters deal with the effects and medical uses of venom. In Chapter 14 Abati, who had dissected a rattlesnake, enumerated the edible parts of the snake and provided information about various methods for preparing of snake meat.
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on July 23, 2013
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