Beschreibung zur Arzeney dienlicher Pflanzen welche in den Reichen des mittägigen America/ in Peru und Chily vorzüglich im Gebrauch sind, in dem Land selbst auf königl. Befehl in den

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Jahren von 1709. 1710. und 1711. aufgesezet, nebst verschiedenen andern aus eben desselben Tageregister physischer Beobachtungen gesammelten und zur natürlichen Historie gehörigen Anmerkungen. Aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersezet von D. Georg Leonhard Huth. Nürnberg, Johann Michael Seeligmann, 1756-1758. 2 volumes (bound in one). 4to (240 x 190mm). pp. (8), 3-136, (6); pp. (4), 208, (12), with 102 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt-lettered label (slightly worn).

The work describes the plants of the coasts of Peru and Chile, many of which are decribed for the first time

First German edition. Louis Éconches Feuillée (1660-1732) was a French clergyman (order of the Minimi), explorer, astronomer and botanist. The work describes the plants of the coasts of Peru and Chile, many of which are decribed for the first time. It is the first flora describing this region. 'The botanist and mathematician Père Louis Feuillée has been a pupil of J.D. Cassini, founder of the family which directed the Paris observatory for over 120 years. In 1707 he sailed to the South Sea with Doublet and spent nine months in Lima, botanizing and making geophysical observations ... they provided a mass of geographical and scientific data...' (Spate, Monopolists and freebooters, p. 194).

Provenance: 'Ex. Bibliotheca G.G. Detharding M.D. Rostoch' bookplate on verso of title; ticket of Booksellers R. Friendländer & Sohn, Berlin; New York Horticultural Society, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie October 1934, with bookplate; Robert de Belder.

Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1767; Junk Rara pp. 50-51; Nissen BBI, 623.