Flora ouero Cultura di Fiori.
Distinta in Quattro Libri e trasportata dalla lingua Latina nell'Italiana ... Roma, P.A. Facciotti,1638. Small-4to (225 x 165mm). pp. (12), 520, (28), with engraved title, engraved frontispiece and 45 very fine engraved plates. Contemporary vellum.
First and only Italian edition. The beautifully engraved plates depict plants, garden plans, allegorical and botanical subjects by the famous Italian artists Guido Reni, A.M. Variana, and P. Cortona. It is for the delicate plates that the present work is well-known. The work contains the first descriptions and figures of several now well-known Cape-bulbs. Nissen BBI, 620.
Item nr. 9911
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