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Title: Illustrated Guide to the Botanic Gardens, Buitenzorg. By Dr. J.J.Smith. Illustrated from Photographs taken by J.W.Huijsmans.
Description: No Place [The Hague?], Drukkerij van het Departement van Landbouw, Nijverheid en Handel. No date [appr. 1910]. Oblong 4to. W. 1 vign on printed title, 1 fold. lith. (outline col. in red) map of the outlay of the garden at the end & appr. 60 (many full page) textills. Original limp red paper covers, stab sewn w. red cord, title printed in bold light green letters, 1 illustration pasted on the upper cover. (IV, 64 pp.). Originally priced at 1 Dutch guilder. English language edition of the guide to the botanical garden at Buitenzorg, south of Jakarta in Indonesia, the present day Bogor. Governor General van Imhoff ordered a mansion to be built in 1745, which was the origin of the later presidential palace. The surrounding gardens became the hortus botanicus known as ' 's Lands Plantentuin Buitenzorg', set up initially by Reinwardt in 1817. Blume was the second general manager of the gardens and took over from Reinwardt 5 years later. The first printed catalogue of the plants in the garden was published by Blume in 1823, nowadays a rare book. It contained 1300 plants divided in 22 classes. Hasskarl wrote a 2nd catalogue in 1844.

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Price: EUR 65.00 = appr. US$ 70.65 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8846