Historia Naturalis de Arboribus et Fructicibus
17th century. Original printed in 1653. Johannes Jonstonus. Private collection. Latin.
Two superb volumes containing one of the largest and most important botanical compendia of the entire modern era.
137 copperplates. The fame and success of this book comes from the engraved plates by the great master Matthäus Merian, who was born in Switzerland but travelled throughout Europe as far as England, where he even worked for the famous painter Van Dyck.
784 pages, 220 x 380 mm.
Leather binding, in the purest handcrafted style, and period slipcase. Accompanied by a study book including the first Spanish version of the original Latin text.
Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.