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Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, quae continentur Romae in Horto Farnesiano / Tobia Aldino cesenate auctore.

By: Castelli, Pietro, -approximately 1657.
Contributor(s): Ciamberlano, Luca, active 1599-1641.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Romae : Typis Iacobi Mascardi, 1625Description: [12] p., 100 p., [8] p., ill. (woodcuts) ; 33 cm (4to).Subject(s): Gardens -- Italy -- Rome -- Early works to 1800 | Botanical gardens -- Italy -- Rome -- Early works to 1800 | Botanical illustration -- Italy -- Rome -- Early works to 1800Online resources: Getty Research Institute digitized version (Internet Archive)
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618.16.ORT.2 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Vellum cover. | Name of author and title handwritten on spine. | Gift from Mark Getty, Chair of BSR Council, purchased 20/02/2018 at the auction of Sergio Rossetti's Library in Milan (Lot. 72)

Dedication: "Illustr.mi et rev.mi Principis et Cardinalis Odoardi Farnesii medico chimico, et eiusdem Horti praefecto."

The printer's preface indicates that the author chose to publish the work under the name of another, and the laudatory poem (p. [5-6]) apparently divulges the author's name as Petrus Castellus. Castelli is considered the author by most authorities (cf. BL Italian, 17th century).

Engraved t.p. within architectural border signed: L.C.F. (Luca Ciamberlano); full-page engraved ill. and occasional woodcut diagrams; woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials.

Signatures: [maltese cross]⁶ A-B⁶ C-L⁴ M⁶.

Page 27 misnumbered 37 and page 30 misnumbered 40; page 101 not numbered.

"Errata Typographica"--p. 99-109 [i.e. 101]

Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum 26

Catalogue of botanical books in the collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt 208

Rossetti, S. Rome, a bibliography from the invention of printing through 1899 1713

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