Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin | Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis, Vienna, 1770–76, 3 vols, contemporary diced russia
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Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis, seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto botanico Vindobonensi. Vienna: Leopold Johann Kaliwoda, 1770–1776
FIRST EDITION, number 39 of 160 copies, 3 volumes, folio (465 x 280mm.), engraved plan of the garden, 300 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary diced russia gilt, bindings neatly repaired in places
THE FIRST OF THE GREAT JACQUIN COLOUR-PLATE BOOKS, this Hortus celebrates ornamental and economic plants, both European and exotics, growing in the Vienna Botanic Garden, and was issued under the patronage of the Empress Maria Theresa. The fine plates are by Jacquin and Scheidl.
Great Flower Books, p. 61; Nissen BBI 973; Stafleu TL2 3246
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