Index Stirpium Hortus Botanicus (the first plan of Leiden Botanic Garden)

By: Clusius. Cluyt.

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Originally drawn up in1594, the year of its creation, this is a poorly produced photo copy of the original manuscript, paperback, ring-bound. It is not clear if this was ever issued for sale, or if it has been produced privately. [The drawings of this first garden plan have been preserved in Leiden University Library, and include a list of the plants in each numbered section. This reveals that there were not only medicinal plants in the garden but anything on which Clusius and Cluyt could lay their hands: not, strictly speaking, a hortus medicus, but a genuine hortus botanicus. Furthermore, when they handed over the land Leiden city council had declared that the garden should also be accessible to visitors from outside of the university. Then, as now, the garden was used for education and research but was also accessible to the general public.]

Title: Index Stirpium Hortus Botanicus (the first plan of Leiden Botanic Garden)

Author Name: Clusius. Cluyt.

Categories: History of Science, Herbals, Botany,

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 013783