Hermann Paulus, Horti academici Lugduno-Batavi catalogus ... 1687. 1662
Horti Academici Lugduni-Batavi catalogus ...
Item Number: 13702
List of the plants in the botanical garden of the Leiden University.Hermann P. Horti academici Lugduno-Batavi catalogus exhibens plantarum omnium nomina, quibus ab anno MDCLXXXI ad annum MDCLXXXVI hortus fuit instructus ut & plurimarum in eodem cultarum & à nemine hucusque editarum descriptiones & icones.
Leiden, C. Boutesteyn, 1687. 8vo (190 x110 mm), contemporary vellum. Engraved frontispice and 106 engraved illustrations, one pasted-in plate on page 698. 10p, 700pp. Some annotations in ink. Nice copy of the first and only edition..
Nissen (BBI), 859; Pritzel, 3991; Hunt (Botanical Books), 378
Paul Hermann (1640-1695) was director of the Leiden Botanical Garden from 1679-1695. He did excellent, vigorous work in depicting his plants, and one group of his drawings of Ceylon plants, made in the second half of the 17th century, had an interesting history. They were carefully preserved for many years by a series of collectors, one of whom finally brought them to the attention of Linné in 1745. Linné found them so exciting that he based his Flora Zeylandica on them in 1747. (Hunt)