Abraham Munting | Phytographia curiosa, Amsterdam, 1702, contemporary calf
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Phytographia curiosa, exhibens arborum, fruticum, herbarum & florum icones... Pars prima (-secunda) [translated by Franz Kiggelaer]. Amsterdam and Leiden: François Halma and Pieter vander Aa, 1702
Folio (417 x 277mm.), half-title, additional engraved title-page, title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved dedication leaf, engraved headpieces, second engraved title and letterpress title to part 2 bound between pp. 24-25, 245 engraved plates, contemporary patterned calf, some dampstaining at beginning and end, tear to plate 162 (affecting image but without loss)
The first Latin edition of Munting's Naauwkeurige Beschryving der Aardgewassen of 1696 (see lot 162 for a hand-coloured copy), using the same plates, but without the descriptive text.
Nissen BBI 1429; STCN 298547600
Sir Jacob Henry Astley, 3rd Bart (1692-1760), Melton Constable, Norfolk, eighteenth-century armorial bookplate
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