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AMBROSINI, H.
Phytologiae hoc est de Plantis partis primae tomus primus. In quo Herbarum nostro seculo descriptarum, nomina, aequivoca, synonyma, ac etymologiae investigantur...
Boloniae, sumptibus Haeredum Evangelistae de Duccijs, 1666. Folio (310 x 205mm). pp. (16, incl. frontisp.) 576, (72, incl. 2 blanks), with fine allegorical engraved frontispiece showing a large garden, woodcut printer's device on title and 36 full-page woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine in 5 compartments.

A fine copy. Only the first volume was published. A second volume on trees was never published due to the author's death. "Giancinto (Hyacintho) was director of the Botanical Gardens at Bologna from 1657-1665, following the directorship of his brother Bartolomeo. The genus Ambrosinia was named after the two brothers" (Hunt 303). The plants described in the present volume are in alphabetical order. " In seguito lo Studio bolognese conobbe ancora personaggi di grande levatura, come i fratelli Bartolomeo (1588 1657) e Giacinto (1605 1671) Ambrosini, che ressero l'Orto, in successione, dal 1620 al 1665. Sotto la loro gestione l'Orto si sviluppĆ² notevolmente: un catalogo delle piante coltivate nel 1653 elenca circa 1500 specie diverse, una collezione certamente fra le maggiori in Europa a quel tempo, che sarebbe invidiata anche da molti orti botanici attuali. Molti anni dopo Linneo avrebbe onorato la memoria degli Ambrosini denominando una specie Ambrosinia bassii, dove il nome del genere ricorda appunto i due antichi prefetti dell'Orto..." (Univ. Bologna website). Hunt 303; Pritzel 132.
 


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