Aldrovandi, Ulisse


Ulyssis Aldrovandi patricii bononiensis Dendrologiae naturalis scilicet arborum historiae libro duo: sylva glandaria, acinosumque pomarium.

Ubi eruditiones omnium generum una cum botanicis doctrinis ingenia quaecunos non parum iuvant, & oblectant Ovidius Montalbanus . . .opus summo labore collegit, digessit, concinnavit. Francofurti: Typis Blasii Ilsneri, sumptibus, Wilhelmi Serlini, 1671. First ed.: Bologna, 1668 (1667)--Cf. Hunt 306. Numerous errors in pagination; no. 453-462, 465-466 omitted entirely.

Androvani wrote one of the first herbaria as we know them today, but died before much of his work was published. Later editors added their own notes. This work deals with the study of trees, which are arranged by genus.  There is a general discussion of the genus followed by individual descriptions.  Printed marginal notes give references.

Subjects: Trees--Early Works to 1800; Trees--Folklore; Trees in art.


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