14 October 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
PLUMIER, Charles. Nova plantarum americanarum genera. Paris: J. Boudot, 1703.
4o (243 x 187 mm). Woodcut title vignette and 40 engraved plates by Griffart after Plumier (small hole to title, light browing and staining). Contemporary sprinkled calf (some rubbing and light wear to spine ends and edges). Provenance: Laurent (early owners name on title); Alfonteirs (inscription dated 1875 on title).
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. "Father Plumier, a Franciscan born at Marseilles, made three visits to America...On the third he visited Guadeloupe, Martinique, and the coast of Brazil; and the published result was Nova plantarum americanarum genera" (Hunt). The Catalogus, occupying 21 pages, lists several hundred new species. Cleveland Collections 313; Hunt 407; Nissen BBI 1546; Pritzel 7214; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8067.
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