Bononiae [Bologna]: Sumptibus haeredum Euangelistae de Duccijs, 1666. First Edition. Vellum. Folio (31.4 x 21cm). Contemporary vellum. Collation: , 576,  p.+ engraved frontispiece and 36 woodblock prints in text or singly. The frontispiece has allegorical figures in a garden, with arms of the University of Bologna. Bottom of spine repaired with new vellum. The internal condition is very good. This is a very scarce title from an Italian botanist and brother of naturalist Batolomeo Ambrosini. He succeeded his brother to the chair of botany at the University of Bolognia and also assumed direction of the botanical garden. His first work was Hortus Bononia studiosirum consistus which was followed posthumously with the Phytologiae offered here. The Phytologiae was intended to be the first of a two-volume dictionary of plants with the second to be on trees. The second volume was never completed. The woodcuts in this work on herbaceous plants were done by Tinti and provide a good working illustration for the plant described in the text. This very scarce work comes from a period of great botanical study and characterization in Italy. The genus Ambrosinia is named after the two brothers. (Hunt 303; Pritzel 132). Very good +. Item #0000696
This very scarce work comes from a period of great botanical study and characterization in Italy. The genus Ambrosinia is named after the two brothers. (Hunt 303; Pritzel 132).