Skip to Content

Boccone Museum rariorum plantarum: Nominibus linnaei specificis . . .

Cabrini, Aloysio
[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], [1791]


Digital facsimile

[2] leaves, cclxviiii leaves of plates, [14] leaves : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.

This manuscript consists of [1] leaf title page and [1] leaf of handwritten page (each side handwritten) of introductory text in Latin, followed by hand-drawn copies of nearly every image from Paolo Boccone’s Museo di piante rare, and sixteen additional illustrations that do not appear in Boccone's work. Cabrini annotates many of the drawings copied from Boccone's pre-Linnean work with Linnaean taxonomy. The addition of this classification information, as well as the occasional addition of new details to the images, such as the flower or the calyx, necessitated more space, so that the plants from one printed plate in Boccone's text can easily occupy several leaves in Cabrini’s manuscript. Although Boccone's text is omitted, his printed tables are hand-copied and appear at the end of Cabrini's manuscript.





Boccone, Paolo, -- 1633-1704. -- Museo di piante rare della Sicilia, Malta, Corsica, Italia, Piemonte, e Germania -- Illustrations.; Plants -- Classification -- Early works to 1800.; Botanical illustration -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800.; Botanical illustration -- Italy -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800.; Herbals -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.