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Jano Planco (Giovanni Simone Bianchi, Rimini 1693-1775)

Fabi Columnae Lyncei Phitobasanom: cui accesit vita Fabi Et Lynceorvm notitia adnotationesqve in Phytobasnon Iano Planco Ariminensi Avctore et in Senensi Academia Anatomes Pvblico Professore
Florentiae, i.p. Aere, & typis p.c. Viviani, 1774.

Contains  38 copperplates by
Giovanni Antonio Battarra
(Pedrolara di Coriano 1714- Rimini 1789)

 

This rare edition of Fabio Colonna's work is a landmark in the history of botanical illustration, it was one of the earliest herbals to contain copper-plate illustrations. 
The work is divided in two parts. The first part illustrating 26 Dioscoridean plants and describing their medicinal attributes as ascribed to them by the ancients; the second part contains 11 further plants and fishes. This is one of the earliest books with engraved plates of flowers. 
A very crisp copy with fine illustrations. 
Cf. Mortimer Italian 130; Nissen 386.

 

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