Lot 10213
December Auction Online including Books & Prints | 20 december 2020
[BOTANY] – COMMELIN, C. Horti Medici Amstelaedamensis Rariorum Tam Africanarum, quàm Utriusque Indiae, aliarumque Peregrinarum Plantarum [..]. Pars Altera.

“Amstelaedami [=Amsterdam], Apud P. & J. Blaeu. nec non Viduam Abrahami à Someren”, 1701, [12],224,[4 index] pp. With engraved frontispiece, 2 ident. woodcut printer’s devices (of P. & J. Blaeu) on title, 3 engraved heraldic plates (dep. the coats-of-arms of resp. Franciscus de Vroede, Joannes Huydecoper & Gerbrandus Pancras) & 113 engraved botanical plates (dep. various plants). Folio (ca. 38 x 25,5 cm.), early 18th-cent. vellum.

¶ Hunt 399. Nissen (BBI) 389. BMN II, p. 209. Jackson p. 439. Volume II only (of 2, but complete in itself) of a sumptuous botanical work dealing with various plants from Africa and the former Dutch East & West Indies illustrated with 113 beautiful large-sized engravings (mainly after watercolours by the Dutch botanical artist Jan Moninckx (ca. 1656-1714) & his daughter Maria Moninckx, 1673-1757) accompanied by explanatory leaves with parallel Latin & Dutch text by the Dutch botanist Caspar Commelin (1668-1731) completing the work started by his uncle Jan Commelin (1629-1692, Dutch botanist & co-founder of the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam) of which volume I was published in 1697. Our volume with a separate Latin & Dutch title (“Beschryvinge En Curieuse Afbeeldingen Van rare vreemde Africaansche, Oost-West-Indische en andere Gewassen Vertoont in den Amsterdamsche Kruyd-Hof [..]. Tweede Deel. T’Amsterdam, By P. en J. Blaeu, en de Weduwe van Abraham van Someren. M. DCCI [=1701]”). ¶ With defects (binding partly stained/ soiled, marg. waterstained throughout, 1 engraving (no. 2) sl. torn, small portion of outer part of 1 engraving (no. 13) torn off, a few engravings partly cropped in upper margin (touching the caption), outer blank margin of a few engravings strengthened with paper on verso, a few text-leaves with small tear in outer blank margin, occ. sl. foxed/ browned), but nevertheless all text-leaves & engravings are present.

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