Belon, Pierre

1517?-1564.

P. Bellonii Cenomani De arboribus coniferis, resiniferis: aliis quoque nonnullis sempiterna fronde virentibus, cum earundem iconibus ad viuum expressis.

Item, de melle cedrino, cedria, agarico resinis, & iis quae ex coniferis proficiscuntur . . . Parisiis: In Bibliotheca Egidij Corrozet, ad Palatium Regium, iuxta sacellum Praesidum, 1553. Includes woodcuts. References: BM STC French, 1470-1600; Pritzel (2nd) 606. Includes index.

Belon has written a very early book on the pine family and one of the first botany books to cover a single genus.

He gives descriptions of the various species, including their locations, and cites authorities such as Dioscorides. The work contains illustrations of Cedrus major, Pic arboris figura, Pinus, Icon Pinastri, Laricis figura, Sapini arboris delineatio, Abies fmina, and Cupressus.

Subjects: Pinaceae; Botany--Pre-Linnaen works.

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