PISO (WILLEM) and others De Indiæ utriusque re naturali et medica libri quatuordecim. Quorum contenta pagina sequens exhibet, 4 parts in one vol.

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Lot 90
PISO (WILLEM) and others
De Indiæ utriusque re naturali et medica libri quatuordecim. Quorum contenta pagina sequens exhibet, 4 parts in one vol.

£ 2,500 - 3,000
US$ 3,500 - 4,200
PISO (WILLEM) and others
De Indiæ utriusque re naturali et medica libri quatuordecim. Quorum contenta pagina sequens exhibet, 4 parts in one vol., pictorial engraved title (laid down with very slight loss), numerous woodcut illustrations of sea life, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and various plants and flowers, some spotting, dampstaining, one or two preliminary leaves strengthened in margins, one short repair, faint (pressed) blindstamp in blank margin of one leaf, inkstamp removed from divisional titles, later pigskin, rebacked [Borba de Moraes, p. 676-77; Garrison-Morton 1825 (cf.2263.1 & 5303); Hunt 280; Krivatsy 9031; Nissen BBI 1533; Pritzel 7157; Sabin 63039; Willems 1236], folio, Daniel and Louis Elzevir, 1658

Footnotes

  • Second, extensively revised edition of Historia naturalis brasiliae "a pioneer work on tropical medicine and the largest work from the standpoint of format published by the Elzivirs" (Garrison-Morton). This work contains the most comprehensive description of Brazilian flora and fauna of the seventeenth century, and describes native uses of plant and animal remedies. It includes a chapter on aromatic plants by Piso, further chapters by Jacob Bontius and Georg Macgraf's Historia rerum naturalium brasilae.
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