- Exceptionally fine copy, from the library of SIX VAN HILLEGOM (bookplate on upper pastedown).
= Nissen, BBI 1998; Landwehr 199; Hunt 539. "The genius of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1780) was the dominant influence in botanical art during the middle years of the eighteenth century." (Blunt, p.159). The first Dutch edition of the Plantae Selectae, published between 1750-1769. On these magnificent plates by the self-taught draughtsman Ehret, Linnaeus wrote to Trew: "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants, Edwards' work of birds and Roesel's of insects, nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." SEE ILLUSTRATION ON THE FRONTCOVER AND PLATE CXXI.