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Lot nr:934
Book nr:34518
Author:FRANCISCI, Erasmus
Title:Ost- und West-Indischer wie auch Sinesischer Lust- und Stats-Garten Mit einem Vorgespräch Von mancherley lustigen Discursen; In Drey Haupt-Theile unterschieden. Der Erste Theil Begreifft in sich die edelsten Blumen/ Kräuter/ Bäume/ Meel- Wasser- Wein- Art
Town:Nürnberg
Publisher:J.A. Endter & Heirs of Wolfgang
Year:1668
Description:In-folio, [40]-1762-[36] pp., text in 2 columns, front., 61 (of 65) full-page plates (numbered 1-63 with 2 bis plates, 45 & 47, lacking pls 7, 48, 55, 58), 1 text ill., and full-page elaborate copperplate coat-of-arms of Leopold I by C.N. Schurtz. The plates depict mostly plants and animals, with some representations of natives and some occasional topographic views. (4 pl. missing; sl. toned, occ. minor spotting). Contemporary vellum binding, slightly soiled
Note:Ref. Nissen, BBI 648 ; Sabin 25463 ; Lipperheide Ci 36. Cordier, BJ, 381. Fascinating early German account of travels and curiosities and one of the most famous illustrated natural history books of the 17th c., compiled by the Lübeck historian E. Francisci (1627-1694). The 1st and 2nd parts treat the natural history of the West and East Indies and their resources; the 3rd deals with the native inhabitants, their government, manners and institutions, with particular reference to China.
Bookplate of Fedor V. Zobelitz
Price:€1600 - €2000
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