PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA PEEK GILGER, M.D.
RABEL, Daniel (1578-1637). Theatrum florae, in quo ex toto orbe selecti mirabiles, venustiores ac praecipui flores tanquam ab ipsus deae sinu proferuntur. Paris: Pierre Firens, 1627.
2o (375 x 260 mm). Engraved title and 69 engraved plates (lacks engraved frontispiece, some staining and wear to edges, some plates pricked for patterns). Contemporary limp vellum (some wear).
Second edition, of the "second engraved florilegium to be published in France, the Jardin du Roy of Pierre Vallet having appeared in 1608 ... The plates in Theatrum florae are indeed magnificent... While the images clearly owe much to the earlier florilegia of Vallet and de Bry, certain illustrations stand out due to their exceptional artistic quality and almost scientific realism..." (Oak Spring Flora). Cleveland Collections 176; Nissen BBI 1575; Oak Spring Flora 15; Pritzel 10855.