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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Abraham Munting, Phytographia Curiosa 17th century

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Munting, Abraham. Phytographia Curiosa

Dates:

17th century

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 260

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Labeled drawings of hundreds of plants. The first illustrated page of the volume is a full-page portrait labeled: Robert Morison MD, 1620-1683.

Information on Use

Access

The manuscript is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Munting, Abraham. Phytographia Curiosa, Crerar Ms 260, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Labeled drawings of hundreds of plants, labeled in Latin. Many of the entries are accompanied by more detailed drawings of their leaves, seeds, roots and pods. Some of the series of drawings depict the same species in different phases of its development. In the corner of each page, there is a different crest or insignia with Latin words below. The first illustrated pages of the volume is a full-page portrait labeled “Robert Morison MD, 1620-1683.”

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Crerar Ms 260