Flora Svecica exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae crescentes, systematice (...) Editio secunda aucta et emendata.

Stockholm, Laurentii Salvii, 1755.

8vo. In a bit later full calf binding with five raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine. Extremities with a bit of wear, boards and hinges with a few repairs. Previous owners names to front free end-paper and title-page. Internally with light occassional brownspotting and last few leaves with dampstain in lower margin. (4), 464, (30) pp. + 1 folded plate. 

Second expanded edition of Linné's account of Swedish plants, being the first full account of the plants growing in Sweden and one of the first examples of the Flora in the modern idiom, here expanded with 56 plants compared to the first edition from 1745. The work helped cement Linnaeus as one of the most influential figures in the history of biology and botany.

Linné struggled with the enormous undertaking of cataloging all of the world’s plant and animal species and giving each its correct place in the system. Linné started modestly with his native land: Flora suecica containing 1140 species, appeared in 1745 and Fauna suecica followed a year later.

Soulsby 409
Hulth p.44 

Order-nr.: 60872

DKK 4.500,00