Illustrationes Florae Hispaniae insularumque Balearium. Figures de Plantes nouvelles ou rares décrites dans le Prodromus Florae Hispanicae ou récemment découvertes en Espagneet aux îles Baléares, accompagnées d'observations critiques et historiques.
Stuttgart, Librairie de E. Schweizerbart (E. Koch), 1881-1892. 2 volumes. Folio (344 x 265). pp. (2), vii, 156; pp. vii, 156 with 183 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering
First and only edition of this rare work. The text is in French and Spanish. Moritz Willkomm (1821-1895) was a German botanist and explorer, and travelled in Spain and Portugal during the years 1844-1874. He became professor of Botany at a.o. Leipzig, Dorpat and Prague and was an authority on the botany of the Iberian peninsula. The beautifully handcoloured plates were drawn by the author. "His excellent coloured drawings mostly depict new and little-known plants of Spain. Portugal and the Balearic Islands, the flora of south-west Europe being his life-long interest" (Blunt p. 261). Faint library stamp on titles with deaccession stamp. A fine copy. Great Flower Books 81; Nissen BBI, 2165; Stafleu & Cowan 17.861.
Item nr. 9865
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