Colonna, Fabio


Fabi Columnae Lyncei Phytobasanos: cui accessit vita Fabi et Lynceorum notitia adnotationesque in phytobasanon.

Iano Planco Ariminensi auctore. Florentiae: I. P. Aere, & Typis Petri Caietani Viviani, 1744. References: Johnston, S. H. Cleveland coll. 401.

Colonna, an epileptic, searched the literature and found valeria as an antispasmadic for seizures.

This is the second edition of Colonna's Phytobasanos, published posthumously including beautiful intaglio metal plates. It contains a biography of Colonna and some fine etching by the author inserted at the end. The work covers alimited number of marine life, such as sting rays and starfish.

Subjects: Botany--Pre-Linnean works.


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