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PISO, WILLEM / MARCGRAVE, GEORGE / DE BONDT, JACOB: - Indiae utriusque re naturali et medica. Libri quatuordecim. Quorum contenta pagina sequens exhibet. Three parts in one volume. Amsterdam, apud Ludovicum et Danielem Elzevirios, 1658.

. Folio. Pp. (xxii), 248, 247-327, index (5); 40; 226, (2). With engraved title and numerous woodcut illustrations throughout the text. Contemporary goatskin, rubbed, small repair to back cover, rebacked with preserved original title label. Book label (Coward College Library). Some minor staining, some marginal water staining at end. A revised and much enlarged edition of Piso's "Historiae naturalis Brasiliae" (1648), which provides the most extensive documentation of Brazilian flora and fauna in the 17th century. Enlarged with Jacob de Bondt's "Historiae naturalis & medicae Indiae Orientalis libri sex", edited by Willem Piso. The first four parts on tropical medicine were originally published in 1642 entitled "De medicina indorum lib. iv". This edition has additional two parts on Asian fauna and flora, supplied with a large number of woodcuts of animals. Parts two and six contain descriptions of tea and tea culture. Jacob de Bondt was physician to the Dutch East India Company in Batavia 1627-31. Borba de Moraes 676. Lach &Van Kley (1993:1) p. 457. Landwehr (1991) 828. L÷wendahl, Supplement, 1566. Nissen 1533. Willems 1236.
EUR 6800.00 [Appr.: US$ 8084.59 | £UK 5907.75 | JPą 885744] Book number 120848

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