of Ancient Rimini
Planco (Giovanni Simone Bianchi, Rimini 1693-1775)
Columnae Lyncei Phitobasanom: cui accesit vita Fabi Et
Lynceorvm notitia adnotationesqve in Phytobasnon Iano Planco
Ariminensi Avctore et in Senensi Academia Anatomes Pvblico
Florentiae, i.p. Aere, & typis p.c. Viviani, 1774.
38 copperplates by
Giovanni Antonio Battarra
(Pedrolara di Coriano 1714- Rimini 1789)
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
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.