Boerhaave, Herman


Historia Plantarum: quae in Horto Academico Lugduni-Batavorum crescunt cum earum charateribus, & medicinalibus virtutibus.

Desumptis ex ore clarissimi Hermanni Boerhaave. . . 2 v. Romae: Apud Franciscum Gonzagam, 1727. References: Pritzel (2nd) 932. Index at end.

Herman Boerhaave was a famous botanist and doctor, who spent his professional life at the University of Leiden. This work describes the plants growing in the gardens at the University of Leiden, as well as marine plants, such as coral and sponges. Each entry contains three parts: the characteristics, the name, and the strength or medicinal properties, when relevant. There are no illustrations and the two volumes are bound together. Plants are arranged by general characteristics, such as marine plants, gymnosperms, and so forth.

Subjects: Botanical gardens--Netherlands; Botany--Pre-Linnean works.


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