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Author: HALLER, ALBERTUS VON (1708-1777) Title: Icones plantarum Helvetiae, ex ipsius Historia stirpium Helveticarum denuo recusae, cum descriptionibus clarissimi auctoris, ejusque praefatione de rebus Historiam naturalem Alpium Helveticarum illustrantibus. Additis notis editoris.
Description: Bernae (Bern), Sumptibus Societatis Typographicae, 1795, in-folio, 43 x 27 cm, (uncut copy), xxxviii pp(title with engraved vignette by B.A.Dunker , and preface) + 68 pp. (description of the illustrated plants) + 48 engraved plates (of which 13 folding) . Bound in somewhat later quarter vellum. Very fine uncut copy without any stains or soiling. The very fine plates were engraved by engraved by Georg Daniel Heumann, Johann Stoercklin, Seligmann, Christian Friedrich and Johann Christian Gottfried Fritzsch after drawings by J.C. Rolin. The work was posthumously published by Jacob Samuel Wyttenbach from material gathered by Haller . Haller intended this to be a sequal to his work ''Historia stirpium indigenarum Helvetiae'' which he had published in 1768. The very fine copper plates show illustrations of Swiss plants in minute details. Nissen BBI 775 ; Arpad Plesch ''Mille et un livre botanique'' pp. 248/249 ; Pritzel 3729; Not in the Cleveland Herbal Collection. Exceptionally fine uncut copy. .
Price: EUR 2500.00 = appr. US$ 2717.12 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 45840