TOURNEFORT, Josephi Pitton de (1656-1708) TOURNEFORT, Josephi Pitton de (1656-1708)

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Parisiis (Paris) : E Typographia Regia (Imprimerie Royale), 1700-03

Complete in three volumes. First Edition. Crown 4to. (250 mm); volume I - (xx), 697, (6), 54, (6); volumes II and III comprise a total of 489 engraved plates of plants, uncoloured, by Claude Aubriet. Engraved titlepage to vI, with engraved...

Parisiis (Paris) : E Typographia Regia (Imprimerie Royale), 1700-03

Complete in three volumes. First Edition. Crown 4to. (250 mm); volume I - (xx), 697, (6), 54, (6); volumes II and III comprise a total of 489 engraved plates of plants, uncoloured, by Claude Aubriet. Engraved titlepage to vI, with engraved...

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Parisiis (Paris) : E Typographia Regia (Imprimerie Royale), 1700-03

Complete in three volumes. First Edition. Crown 4to. (250 mm); volume I - (xx), 697, (6), 54, (6); volumes II and III comprise a total of 489 engraved plates of plants, uncoloured, by Claude Aubriet. Engraved titlepage to vI, with engraved plate to vII and vIII depicting angelic cherubs holding an unrolled scroll showing the book’s title above a lavish château (possibly the Jardin des Plantes in Paris) with formal gardens laid out in the ornamental style with what appears to be a river flowing past in the foreground; two additional engravings in vI plus illuminated initial caps. Full calf bindings with gilt spines compartmentalised by raised bands and lettered in gilt to binding and red morocco label; edge of boards a touch rubbed, tips of corners worn in some instances; edges of the page speckled pink. Inked signature of L.T Cuafiot to titlepage

Joseph de Tournefort was a French botanist notable as being the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants. Between 1700 and 1702 he travelled through the islands of Greece and visited Constantinople, the borders of the Black Sea, Armenia, and Georgia, collecting plants and undertaking other types of observations. His principal work was the 1694 ‘Eléments de botanique, ou Méthode pour reconnaître les Plantes (the Latin translation of it Institutiones rei herbariae was published twice in 1700 and 1719). The principal artist was Claude Aubriet who later became the principal artist at the Jardin des Plantes. The classification followed was completely artificial, and neglected some important divisions established by earlier botanists, such as John Ray's separation of the phanerogams from the cryptogams, and his division of the flowering plants into monocots and dicots.

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Parisiis (Paris) : E Typographia Regia (Imprimerie Royale), 1700-03

Complete in three volumes. First Edition. Crown 4to. (250 mm); volume I - (xx), 697, (6), 54, (6); volumes II and III comprise a total of 489 engraved plates of plants, uncoloured, by Claude Aubriet. Engraved titlepage to vI, with engraved plate to vII and vIII depicting angelic cherubs holding an unrolled scroll showing the book’s title above a lavish château (possibly the Jardin des Plantes in Paris) with formal gardens laid out in the ornamental style with what appears to be a river flowing past in the foreground; two additional engravings in vI plus illuminated initial caps. Full calf bindings with gilt spines compartmentalised by raised bands and lettered in gilt to binding and red morocco label; edge of boards a touch rubbed, tips of corners worn in some instances; edges of the page speckled pink. Inked signature of L.T Cuafiot to titlepage

Joseph de Tournefort was a French botanist notable as being the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants. Between 1700 and 1702 he travelled through the islands of Greece and visited Constantinople, the borders of the Black Sea, Armenia, and Georgia, collecting plants and undertaking other types of observations. His principal work was the 1694 ‘Eléments de botanique, ou Méthode pour reconnaître les Plantes (the Latin translation of it Institutiones rei herbariae was published twice in 1700 and 1719). The principal artist was Claude Aubriet who later became the principal artist at the Jardin des Plantes. The classification followed was completely artificial, and neglected some important divisions established by earlier botanists, such as John Ray's separation of the phanerogams from the cryptogams, and his division of the flowering plants into monocots and dicots.

N.B. AS THIS IS A HEAVY SET AN ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FEE WILL APPLY.

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