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Title: Catalogus van eenige der merkwaardigste zoo in- als uit-heemsche gewassen, te vinden in 's lands plantentuin te Buitenzorg. Opgemaakt door C.L.Blume M.D., directeur van voorz. tuin.
Description: (Batavia, Gedrukt ter Landsdrukkery, 1823. ). 8vo. W. 1 engr. folding plate at the end (A.I.Bik fec. et sc.). Fine 19th c. half clf. over marbled brds., spine elaborately gilt, w. red title shield and green shield for the indication of the year. (112, I (additional note to fold. engr. plate), I (Blank) pp. Pritzel 839 & p. 456: Not in V.d. Chys: Not in Smith Diehl, Printing in Batavia: Lindeboom, Dutch Medical Biography, p. 169/70: 'Before 1823 Blume went to Java as inspector of vaccination; he came to work under Reinwardt, whom he also assisted in the management of " 's Lands Plantentuin" at Buitenzorg (founded by Reinwardt). For reasons of health he repatriated in 1826; in the same year he was appointed director of the State Herbarium whereto plants collected by himself and others were transported. The Herbarium was first set up at Brussels, but, after the Belgian rising, transferred to Leiden, where the control remained entrusted to Blume, ...': NNBW VIII, 132: Rare first edition of Blume's first publication. In 22 classes (pp. 29 to end) Blume describes a total of appr. 1300 exotic plants (The Hortus at Buitenzorg even boasted species which grew at high altitudes in Bengalen, Japan, China and Isle de France), indicating the species/genera on the left, followed by initials "W","P", "RS", "R" or "Bl" referring to further descriptions found in Wildenow's "Species Plantarum', in Persoon's "Synopsis Plantarum", in Roemer en Schultes "Species Plantarum", described by Professor Reinwardt (Founder of the Hortus), or described and annotated by Blume himself. The third column gives the local name in the Sunda language, phonetically transcribed by Blume and as a result not always spelled correctly. The engraved folding plate by A. Bik, who according to Blume (Page 8 of his preface) shows here his "eerste proeve in de graveer-kunst" (His first test in the art of engraving).: J. de Loos - Haaxman, "Verlaat Rapport", pp. 19 - 30: A.J.Bik accompanied Reinwardt to Batavia in October 1815, stopping on the way on the Cape where he remained for 6 months. In Batavia he was joined by his brother J.Th. Bik and a year later A.Payen joined them. The brothers Bik were draughtsmen and Payen was a painter.: Bastin/Brommer, p. 313 & i.l.c.: 'A.J.Bik was the first person known to have been active in the field of lithographic illustration in Indonesia ...Bik himself had been drawn into the field of printed illustration in 1823, when he provided 6 uncoloured etched plates for C.L.Blume botanical article in Vol. IX of the "Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap". ... the plates by Bik are generally good.'.

Keywords: botany

Price: EUR 1450.00 = appr. US$ 1575.93 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 6953