14 October 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
MORANDI, Giambattista. Historia botanica practica, seu plantarum, quae ad usum medicinae pertinent... Mediolani: Milan, 1744.
2o (400 x 256 mm). Engraved title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, 68 engraved plates by the author. Contemporary vellum (some staining). Provenance: purchased from Rousseau Girard, 1970.
FIRST EDITION of this iconography of medicinal plants. Morandi was a medical botanist and also a minor artist, and the plates are drawn and engraved by him. Hunt 522; Nissen BBI 1406; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 6290.
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