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Iac. Cornvti ... Canadensivm planatarvm, aliarumque nondum editarum historia. Cui adiectum ad calcem Enchiridion botanicvm parisiense, continens indicem plantarum, quae in pagis, siluis, pratis, et montosis iuxta Parisios locis nascuntur

Collection Data

Names
Cornut, Jacques Philippe (1606-1651) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1635
Place: Parisiis
Publisher: venundantur apud Simonem Le Mayne
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: QFR (Cornut, J. P. Iac. Cornvti)
Topics
Botany
Botany -- Canada
Botany -- France -- Paris
Genres
Prints
Illustrations
Botanical illustrations
Notes
Content: Title vignette, head and tail-pieces, initials.
Citation/reference: Nissen 406; Pritzel 1894.
Biographical/historical: Books meant to distinguish different kinds of plants appear very early in the history of books and their production. Herbals, depicting plants used for healing and those with magical properties, were most often based on the works of the ancient writers, Dioscurides, Apuleius Platonicus, and Pliny the Elder. Preserved in medieval manuscripts, they emerged as a popular category of early printed book. Often they were illustrated with woodcuts. Rapidly developing printing technology, a revolutionary empirical spirit and the plants discovered in New World explorations in the 16th century, drove the development of books illustrated with more naturalistic and accurate depictions. In works of Dutch, English and French botanical illustrators published in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, various forms of metal engraving found a place in the manufacture of books.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p.l., 238, [2] p. 68 copperplate illus. 22 cm.
Engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 2774157
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13545153
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46c69e80-c6eb-012f-1fdd-58d385a7bc34
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