Flora Noribergensis sive Catalogus Plantarum in Agro Noribergensi tam sponte nascentium, quam exoticarum ...

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Noribergae, sumtibus Michaellianis, 1700. 4to. pp. (22), 407, (2), with 25 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands, richly gilt ornaments, red gilt-lettered label.

with 25 illustrations, 16 of which depict Cape plants

Nissen ZBI, 2079. "At the turn of the century Johann Georg Volckamer (1662-1744), a wealthy merchant of Nuremberg with a fine garden, produced his 'Flora Noribergensis', Nuremberg 1700, with 25 illustrations 16 of which depict Cape plants, among them is probably the first illustration of the large and difficult genus, Hermannia" (Gunn & Codd. Botanical exploration of Southern Africa, p. 62). A very rare local flora of Nurenberg, including many plants introduced from America, Africa and the Orient. J.G. Volckamer was according to Ferchl the son of J.C. Volckamer the author of "NĂĽrnbergische Hesperides". Father and son established the famous botanical garden in their home town. Apart from browning, an attractively bound copy.