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TILLI (Michelango). Catalogus plantarum horti Pisani...1723

Florence: Tartini & Franchi, First edition, folio (340 x 230 mm), xii, [2], 187, [1]pp., with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, title printed in red and black with large engraved vignette, 2 folding plans of the Garden, 50 engraved botanical plates by Cosimo Mogalli after drawings by Tilli, alphabetically arranged with one to four specimens to a plate, cont. calf, neatly rebacked, a nice copy with the text and plates being bright and fresh. First edition of an important record of the botanical garden at Pisa which was founded around 1543 and was one of the finest and earliest gardens in Europe. Hunt notes that the alphabetical list of plants in this work is "one of the most important of the eighteenth century, and the volume memorializes the garden for all time." Hunt II, 457; Nissen BBI, 1967; Pritzel, 9356.

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