PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
MERIAN, Maria Sibylla. Erucarum ortus, alimentum et paradoxa metamorphosis. Amsterdam: Johannes Oosterwijk, .
4o (202 x 150 mm). Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Simon Schijnvoet dated 1717, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by Jakob Houbraken, engraved armorial headpiece opening dedication, 3 engraved sectional titles and 150 engraved plates (some light browning and minor staining). Modern calf. Provenance: purchased from Hamill and Barker, and Pickering and Chatto, 1963.
FIRST LATIN EDITION of the Raupenbuch. Although the Erucarum ortus appeared one year after Merian's death, she was very much involved in its publication. See previous lot. Landwehr 135; Nissen BBI 1342.