Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi V
The author [1651-1716] was a German naturalist and explorer who is best known for his travel writings. About half of this book is devoted to Kaempher's travels in Persia, with illustrations documenting his travels and the desert botanical specimens he found of interest. The balance of the work is about Japanese medicine, acupuncture, flora, medical pharmacopiea and botany. 5 fascicles. Latin text. Brunet 636. Hunt 427. Nissen BBI 1018. Wellcome III, p. 376.
Publisher: Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1712
Place Published: Lemgo, Germany
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , 3-912,  p. 23 cm. 16 folding engraved plates including the map of the Persian Gulf by F. W. Brandshagen, 59 one-page engraved and woodcut plates (most signed by Brandshagen), 11 engraved and woodcut text illustrations, plus woodcut initials, headpieces and tailpieces. Disbound. Lacks title page and engraved frontispiece. Worm holes in lower margins up to p. 175. Foxing. An occasional small tear.