Iter hispanicum, eller resa til spanska lÃ¤nderna uti Europa och America, fÃ¶rrÃ¤ttad ifrÃ¥n Ã¥r 1751 til Ã¥r 1756, med beskrifnignar och rÃ¶n Ã¶fver de mÃ¤rkvÃ¤rdigaste vÃ¤xter, utgiven efter dess frÃ¥nfÃ¤lle af Carl Linnaeus. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1758.
Pp. (xx), 316. With two folding engraved plates. First three leaves with marginal browning. Contemporary half calf, rebacked with original spine preserved, rubbed. Old ownership signatures on front paste down and annotations in an old hand on front endpaper. Copy of Lars Bergquist (born 1930), Swedish diplomat and author.First edition of Loefling's travel account describing the flora in Spain and South America, posthumously published by his teacher Carl von Linn√©. The main part of the work comprises "Plantae hispanicae and plantae americanae" with descriptions of 52 Spanish plants and 75 American plants. In 1751 Pehr Loefling was invited by the Spanish government to study the flora and organize botanical research in the country. He stayed in the area around Madrid, collecting about 1400 distinct plants. A few years later he moved to the Spanish territories in South America where he died already in 1756. Loefling's manuscript and additional notes of the collection are still kept at Madrid. Hulth p.110. Pritzel 6213. Sabin 41772. Soulsby 3588. Stafleu & Cowan 4921.
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Keywords: Spain, south america, spain, espagne, spanish, natural history, botany, botanical, linn√©, exploration, travel,