M. Boym: Flora Sinensis

Boym’s Flora Sinensis from 1656 is one of the first (European) natural history books about China. Although the title suggests a book on Chinese plants, the author included some animals and some plants that are not „Chinese“.

Boym, Michael: Flora Sinensis, fructus floresque humillime porrigens … / emissa in publicum a R.P. Michaele Boym …(Viennae … → Continue reading