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[Drake, Francis] Clusius, Carolus [L'Ecluse, Charles de]; Acosta, Cristobal; Monardes, Nicolas
Aliquot notae in Garciae aromatum historiam [bound after] Clusius, Carolus. Rariorum aliquot stirpium per Hispanias observatarum historia. [And before] Monardes, Nicolas. Simplicium medicamentorum ex Novo Orbe delatorum, quorum in medicina usus est, histo
1582-1576-1582 & 1582. Antwerp. Christopher Plantin. 8vo, (163 x 108 mm). 43 pp., 1 ff. (colophon), (with 15 woodcuts in the text); 529 pp., 1 ff., 7 ff. (with 233 woodcuts in the text); 47 pp. 1 ff.; 88 pp. (with 2 woodcuts in the text). Elegant 18th century half calf over marbled boards, spine flat, red lettering piece, yellow edges; lettering piece chipped, rubbing and edge wear to spine and boards, toning and annotations to endpapers. Occasional contemporary annotations, minor staining and toning, and small marginal worming in the final leaves. - Rare first edition of the naturalist Charles de l’Ecluse’s (1526-1609) botany of Sir Francis Drake’s 1577-80 circumnavigation (the first by an Englishman), the first printed book in botanical literature to be substantially based on a specific trans-Atlantic voyage of any kind, and indeed the first substantial record of Drake’s achievement to be printed: “Clusius’s record of Drake’s botanical discoveries is notable as giving the first published account of the voyage” (Sir Francis Drake: An Exhibition, p. 66, no. 55). This landmark work is here bound with the first edition of L’Ecluse’s extensively illustrated monograph on the flora of the Iberian Peninsula and with 2 first editions of L’Ecluse’s important Latin translations of recent botanical/medicinal findings from the newly discovered lands, namely the third part of Nicolas Monardes’ work on New World medicinal plants and Cristóbal Acosta’s medical botany of the East Indies (see below for more … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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