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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, historiae liber tertius [and] Acosta, Cristobal. Aromatum & medicamentorum in Orientali India nascentium News of Drake's Circumnavigation: "The First Published Account of the Voyage" Sammelband of Rare First Editions by the Renowned Botanist Charles de l'Ecluse
Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1582-1576-1582 & 1582. 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 information on these titles).L'Ecluse's Aliquot notae in Garciae aromatum historiam, illustrated with 13 full-page and 2 half-page woodcuts, opens with supplementary comments to his 1567 Latin translation of Garcia da Orta's important volume on Indian plants (Coloquios dos Simples e Drogas, Goa, 1563) before moving on to, as stated in the subtitle, "accounts of observations made of some plants and other exotic things collected by the noble Englishman Sir Francis Drake and by those who accompanied him on the long journey he made in recent years around the world, and also of foreign … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
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