• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 258

    TILLI, Michele Angelo (1655-1740). Catalogus Plantarum Horti Pisani. Florence: typis Regiae Celsitudinis apud Tartinium & Franchium, 1723. 2° (330 x 216mm). Half-title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Engraved portrait of the author, two folding engraved plans of the garden by Cosimo Mogalli, 50 engraved plates by Mogalli after Tilli. (Worming to half-title and title with some repairs, much lesser worming extending through a further 4 preliminary leaves & into portrait, small worm hole to last 5 plates, occasional light browning to plates and 2 text leaves.) Recent half leather (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION OF THIS VALUABLE RECORD OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOTANICAL GARDENS IN EUROPE. Hunt 457; Nissen BBI 1967.

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    TILLI, Michele Angelo (1655-1740). Catalogus Plantarum Horti Pisani. Florence: typis Regiae Celsitudinis apud Tartinium & Franchium, 1723. 2° (330 x 216mm). Half-title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Engraved portrait of the author, two folding engraved plans of the garden by Cosimo Mogalli, 50 engraved plates by Mogalli after Tilli. (Worming to half-title and title with some repairs, much lesser worming extending through a further 4 preliminary leaves & into portrait, small worm hole to last 5 plates, occasional light browning to plates and 2 text leaves.) Recent half leather (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION OF THIS VALUABLE RECORD OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOTANICAL GARDENS IN EUROPE. Hunt 457; Nissen BBI 1967.

    [with:] John PARKINSON, Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, London, 1656, (second edition). Henry 285; Nissen BBI1489. [and:] Pedanius DIOSCORIDES, Kräuterbuch ... Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbaei, von allerley wolriechenden Kräutern, Gewürtzen ... in siben sonderbare Bücher underschieden, Frankfurt, 1614. [and:] a copy of Johnston's second edition of Gerard's Herbal, 1633, in two volumes. Sold w.a.f, not subject to return. (5)


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