MICHELI, PIER ANTONIO. 1679-1737.  Catalogus plantarum Horti Caesarei Florentini opus posthumum.  Florence: Bernardo Paperini, 1748.
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MICHELI, PIER ANTONIO. 1679-1737.
Catalogus plantarum Horti Caesarei Florentini opus posthumum. Florence: Bernardo Paperini, 1748.
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MICHELI, PIER ANTONIO. 1679-1737.
MICHELI, PIER ANTONIO. 1679-1737. Catalogus plantarum Horti Caesarei Florentini opus posthumum. Florence: Bernardo Paperini, 1748. Folio (336 x 226 mm). Title printed in red and black, 7 engraved botanical plates and engraved folding garden plan and two large vignettes of gardens at beginning of preface and text. Contemporary half sheep, some rubbing.
Provenance: Philippe de Vilmorin (bookplate); Robert de Belder; Ladislaus von Hoffmann (An Important Botanical Library Part II, Christie's New York, 5 June, 1997, part of lot 432).

FIRST EDITION of a catalogue of plants in the botanical garden of Florence, catalogued by the curator of the botanical gardens at Florence. Micheli was a collector of plant and on one of his collecting trips, in 1736, he contracted pleurisy, of which he soon after died in Florence. The work was published posthumously with an introduction by his student Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti. Nissen BBI 1305; Pritzel 6203.
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