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Library of Dr. ****

by Tajan

January 27, 2017, 2:30 PM CET

Paris, France

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Lot 60: COMMELIN Joannes et Kaspar

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COMMELIN Joannes et Kaspar
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Description: COMMELIN Joannes et Kaspar. Horti medici amstelodamensis. Amsterdam, P. & J.Blaeu, 1697-1701; 2 vol. in-folio de [10] ff., 220 pp.; [7] ff., 224 pp., [2] ff., veau brun moucheté, dos ànerfs ornés, pièces bordeaux, tranches mouchetées.


Notes: Édition originale de ce célèbre traité de botanique bilingue latin et néerlandais.
Il est orné de 2 titres frontispices; de 5 planches aux armes de Joannes Huydecoper (en double), Joannes Commelin, Franciscus de Vroede et Gerbrandus Pancras; et de 123 planches hors texte finement gravées par Joannes et Maria Moninckx, représentant essentiellement des spécimens végétaux des Indes et d’Afrique (les fig.42, 43 et44 étant rassemblées sur une même planche, lafig.4 en 2 planches).
Cet exceptionnel recueil marque un jalon dans l’histoire de la botanique à la fois pour la beauté des gravures et pour la description de végétaux à peine connus en Europe.
Petits travaux de ver marginaux dans les 2 tomes (infimes dans le tomeI, plus visibles en fin de tomeII), infime déchirure marginale en haut des premiers ff. dutomeI, coiffes et coins émoussés, une charnière fendue.
Stiftung für Botanik, I, p.126 (annonce 223 pl). – Nissen, 389, (annonce 230 pl.).

 
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