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Wien, auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1821. 4to (238 x 190mm). 2 volumes. pp.xxiv, 148; vi, 97, with 2engraved portrait frontispieces, one of J. Banks and one of M. Vahl, and 219 fine engraved plates. Contemporary boards.
The beautifully engraved plates show among others numerous exotic and bulbous plants
The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. The beautifully engraved plates show among others numerous exotic and bulbous plants. Leopold Trattinnick was the first curator of the botanical Court Cabinet, founded by Francis I, Emperor of Austria. He was a member of a prosperous family and had the means to publish over a period of decades expensive botanical works without regard to costs. The plates of the present work were taken from Trattinnik's never finished 'Archiv der Gewächskunde' for which he had prepared some 800 plates, but which were for the greater part not used for that work. A copy without any foxing to the plates.
Nissen BBI, 1983.