>De romanis piscibus libellus ad Ludovicum Borbonium Cardinalem amplissimum
The first printed work since ancient times devoted entirely to fishes
Giovio (Paolo), 1483-1552
De romanis piscibus libellus ad Ludovicum Borbonium Cardinalem amplissimum
Rome, Francesco Minuzio Calvo, 1524 (August)
First edition of the papal physician Paolo Giovio’s first published work, “Of Roman fish”, conceived at a banquet Clement VII gave for François Louis, cardinal of Bourbon, during which the nomenclature of fish and seafood available in Roman markets had been disputed, and Giovio encouraged to compose his treatise.