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Lot 242: ALDINI, TOBIAS and CASTELLI, PIETRO. Exactissima Descriptio Rariorum Quarundam Plantarum, Que Continentur Rome in Horto Farnesiano.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: ALDINI, TOBIAS and CASTELLI, PIETRO. Exactissima Descriptio Rariorum Quarundam Plantarum, Que Continentur Rome in Horto Farnesiano. 22 engraved plates, woodcut text illustrations, engraved title, [xii], 100, [8] pages. Small folio, 13x9 inches, modern mottled calf, spine gilt, edges speckled red, very light rubbing; some repairs to title-page, mild foxing throughout, few printer''s ink smudges, small marginal loss reinstated on final leaf. Rome, 1625

Notes: Fine engravings depicting exotic plant specimens obtained and cultivated by Aldini in the Roman Renaissance gardens of the Palazzo Farnese.

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