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AMMANUS, Paulus.
Description of the exotic plants in one of Germanys most renowned gardens in a spectacular copy, with two additional large folding plates
Hortus Bosianus quoad exotica solum descriptus.Leipzig, Johann Wilhelm Krüger, 1686. 4to. With two additional large folding plates (dated 1700). Half calf, sprinkled sides, gold fillets on spine, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled paste-downs. [11], 38 [= 37] pp. First and only edition of a rare work containing critical descriptions of the exotic plants to be found in the garden of the Leipzig merchant Caspar Bose. The garden was situated just outside the "Grimmischen Tor" (Leipzigs eastern city gate) and was widely considered one of the most important Renaissance gardens in the second half of the 17th century, developing into a contemporary Baroque garden - combining a botanical and "Lust" garden - fully ornamented with statues, fountains and grottos and a spectacular orangery. The author, Paolo Amanno (d. 1691), was the director of the botanical garden of the University at Leipzig and professor of botany.Caspar Bose (1645-1700), a wealthy merchant, director of a well-known "Silberwahren-Manufaktur" and city councillor of Leipzig, founded the garden. His family was on friendly terms with Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived in the house next to their city house, the "Bosehaus" on the Thomaskirchhof. Bose corresponded with botanists from all over Europe and his garden attracted their full attention.With the blind library stamp of Ruth and Walter Middelmann on the title-page. Head and foot of spine chipped, small piece of the foot margin of pp. 26-27 and pp. 28-29 torn away, some browning, otherwise in good condition. Gothein, Geschichte der Gartenkunst (1914), vol. 2, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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