Catalogus Plantarum Horti Caesarei Florentini

Catalogus Plantarum Horti Caesarei Florentini

Pier Antonio Micheli

Florence: Bernardo Paperini, 1748

First edition.  Folio, 34 cm.  Bound in contemporary 1/2 sheep.  All edges red. Good binding and cover. Collated, lxxxviii, 185, [3] pages. 7 engraved botanical plates and a fold out garden plan.  Engraved title, with red and black lettering.  Two large garden vignettes. A catalogue of plants in the botanical garden of Florence, catalogued by the curator of the botanical gardens at Florence. Micheli was a collector of plant and on one of his collecting trips, in 1736, he contracted pleurisy, of which he soon after died in Florence. The work was published posthumously with an introduction by his student Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti.  Nissen BBI 1305; Pritzel 6203.  Provenance: Philippe de Vilmorin (bookplate); Robert de Belder; Ladislaus von Hoffmann (An Important Botanical Library Part II, Christie's New York, 5 June, 1997, part of lot 432). 

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