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Gardens.- Ferrari (Giovanni Battista) Flora, seu de florum cultura lib.IV, edited by Bernhard Rottendorff, engraved additional allegorical title, portrait and 45 full-page illustrations after Anna Maria Vaiani (?of 46), with the additional engraving 'Arbuscula corali' numbered 381 but possibly lacking the actual plate at 381 (catchword "Se-" on verso of additional plate does not conform to following text on p.385), lacking final blank, portrait with marginal staining, final leaf (Index) with short marginal tear, [Nissen 620, calling for 45 plates), Amsterdam, J. Jansson, 1664 bound with Joncquet (Denis) Hortus, sive index onomasticus plantarum, first edition, engraved additional pictorial title and portrait, woodcut initials, title defective at upper edge with slight loss to a couple of letters (repaired, also head of engraved title, portrait, dedication and one or two other leaves), some light browning, Paris, F. Clouzier, 1659, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary vellum, yapp edges, a little soiled, 4to

⁂ Ferrari, a Jesuit priest and botanist, was one of the first to describe contemporary flower gardens. This scarce work consists of sections on garden design and maintenance, individual species, horticultural techniques, and floral arrangements, the latter including the first known illustration of a specially adapted case for transporting cut flowers. There are also several allegorical engravings after Guido Reni, Pietro da Cortona etc.
Joncquet was a French physician and Professor of botany who advised on improvements to the Royal Garden. This is a catalogue of the plants in his own garden.

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Gardens.- Ferrari (Giovanni Battista) Flora, seu de

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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