Lot 16
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JACQUIN. MISCELLANEA AUSTRIACA. 1778

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Description

  • Miscellanea austriaca ad botanicum chemiam et historiam naturalem spectantia. Vienna: ex officina Krausiana, 1778
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes bound in one, 4to (217 x 170mm.), 44 hand coloured engraved plates, 4 folding, contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine gilt with red and brown labels, arms gilt of Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria on covers, [Cleveland Herbal 535; Hunt 655; Nissen BBI 975; Stafleu TL2 3248], joints worn, head of spine chipped

Provenance

Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724-1799), gilt arms; Munich Court Library, duplicate inscription; Robert Mowbray, bookplate; Ruth and Walter Middelmann, blindstamp

Catalogue Note

A collection of articles by Jacquin and his contemporaries, among whom Franz Xavier von Wulfen is especially important for his two botanical and mineralogical articles on the region of Karnten (Carinthia) in southeastern Austria near the border of the Carnio Alps. It is generally thought that Jakob Adam executed the plates although only three are signed by him; Adam was a Viennese engraver and draughtsman, known for his small portraits of the royal family and other Austrian worthies. A second series of articles of Miscellanea in larger format, known as the Collectanea Austriaca, began in 1786 and continued through 1796.
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