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Auction archive: Lot number 103

TRIONFETTI, Giovanni Battista (1658-1708). Observationes de Ortu ac Vegetatione Plantarum ... Rome: Dominicus Antonius Hercules, 1685.

Auction 14.10.2003
14 Oct 2003
Estimate
US$800 - US$1,200
Price realised:
US$2,868
Auction archive: Lot number 103

TRIONFETTI, Giovanni Battista (1658-1708). Observationes de Ortu ac Vegetatione Plantarum ... Rome: Dominicus Antonius Hercules, 1685.

Auction 14.10.2003
14 Oct 2003
Estimate
US$800 - US$1,200
Price realised:
US$2,868
Beschreibung:

TRIONFETTI, Giovanni Battista (1658-1708). Observationes de Ortu ac Vegetatione Plantarum ... Rome: Dominicus Antonius Hercules, 1685. 4 o (226 x 164 mm). 17 engraved plates after Trionfetti. 18th-century limp-paper boards, later? paper spine. Provenance : Giuseppe Lanzoni (1663-1730), Ferrarese botanist (presentation inscription from the author); purchased from Gilhofer and Ranschburg, 1973. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO GIUSEPPE LANZONI on the rear pastedown: "G. Lanzoni Authoris Munus." De Angelis in Biographie universelle notes that Trionfetti selected for this, the first of his publications, "the rarest Alpine plants." Giuseppe Lanzoni was a professor of botany at the University of Ferrara and the author of a handbook on citrus fruits. Hunt 373; Nissen BBI 2003; Pritzel 9523.

Auction archive: Lot number 103
Auction:
Datum:
14 Oct 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

TRIONFETTI, Giovanni Battista (1658-1708). Observationes de Ortu ac Vegetatione Plantarum ... Rome: Dominicus Antonius Hercules, 1685. 4 o (226 x 164 mm). 17 engraved plates after Trionfetti. 18th-century limp-paper boards, later? paper spine. Provenance : Giuseppe Lanzoni (1663-1730), Ferrarese botanist (presentation inscription from the author); purchased from Gilhofer and Ranschburg, 1973. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO GIUSEPPE LANZONI on the rear pastedown: "G. Lanzoni Authoris Munus." De Angelis in Biographie universelle notes that Trionfetti selected for this, the first of his publications, "the rarest Alpine plants." Giuseppe Lanzoni was a professor of botany at the University of Ferrara and the author of a handbook on citrus fruits. Hunt 373; Nissen BBI 2003; Pritzel 9523.

Auction archive: Lot number 103
Auction:
Datum:
14 Oct 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
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