Botanical Abraham Munting  .


Abraham Munting / Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen

Abraham Munting [1626 - 1683] was a Dutch botanist and  artist, who studied medicine and botany as a young man and traveled extensively. Upon returning to Holland, he joined the University of Groningenand stayed  for 24 years becoming professor of botany and chemistry. Here he directed  extensive botanical gardens  from 1658 to 1683. Munting’s most famous work "Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen" (Accurate Description of Terrestrial Plants) in 1696 was published posthumously  by Pieter van der Aa & Francois Halma, Leyden & Utrecht, Netherlands: 1696 and is an enlarged and revised version of his previous book "Waare Oeffening der Planten" (1672, 1682). Naauwkeurige included 118 plates and was later republished in a series of Latin editions beginning in 1702 under the title Phytographia Curiosa. Additional  to Munting, two other artists are credited, Joseph Mulder and Jan Goeree, who designed the title page art and possibly some of the landscape backgrounds in other plates. The Latin names of the species are presented on ribbon-like scrolls or tablets. similar to Ferrari Citrus of the same age

Bio:-Abraham Munting was the son of Henricus Munting (1583-1658). He studied at the Rijkshogeschool Groningen and graduated  'De Turffs, sive de crespitibus bituminosis' . Because his father insisted that he would take over the famous Hortus garden , he continued to study and research.visiting  the universities of Franeker , Utrecht and Leiden , and went to France in 1649. In 1651 he returned to Groningen and after his father's death  took over the botanical garden.  In 1672 his work was published Waare Oeffening der Planten , with a  second edition appearing in 1682. In 1696 Pieter Vander Aa in Leiden and Francois Halma in Utrecht published a very extensive version of this work under the title Accurate Descriptions of Earth,  In 1702 his work was translated into Latin by Franz Kiggelaer . Munting was a rector of the Rijkshogeschool Groningen in 1675-1675 where after his death in 1683 his son Albert Munting took over the botanical garden.



Salix Tenuifolio / Willow
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Alchimilla Pentaphyllaea.
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Absinthium longifolium pentaphylleum. / Absinthe
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Eupatorium Spicatum.
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



ATRAGALUS STRIANGULARIS-
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Ageratum ferulaceum ** printers fold**
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Eupatorium bidens americanum ...
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Convolvulus non Convolvulus Angustifolius
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc delivery



Pulmonaria Maculosa Maxima
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc



Lapathum Sativum Antiquorum
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc



  Lapathum hortense.
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc



Digitalis Virginiana Angustifolia Spicata
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc



Dorycnium Dioscordis
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc


Horminum Boeticum Coronatum
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc


Geniculata
Antique Folio  Copper Plate print  first Published 1696 Leyden Utrecht for Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen by Abraham Munting but these are from the 1702 edition , Plants are often larger than life, with decorative scrolls presenting their Latin names.  Abraham Munting, born in 1626 in Groningen, was a Dutch physician, professor, & internationally renowned botanist. He became director of the Hortus Botanicus at Groningen at the age of 32 and served in that position until his death in 1683. Not as some list the Phytographia Curiosa. which is later £165 inc




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