Historia plantarum rariorum

Illustrated by Jacobus van Huysum (Dutch, active in England, 1687/89–1740), Illustrated by William Sartorius (English, 18th century), Engraved by Elisha Kirkall (English, about 1682–1742), Author John Martyn (English, 1699–1768), Printer Richard Reily (British, 18th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 193: ESTC (RLIN): T29089; Nissen 1289; Pritzel 5921; Hunt 476


Overall: 56.1 x 39 x 3 cm (22 1/16 x 15 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 50 engravings (printed in color and hand-colored), two mezzotints, and numerous woodcut vignettes.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Richard Reily, 1728) Large folio; 30 leaves, plus 50 plates; modern half-brown morocco, original marbled paper boards.

Botanical illustrations; decorative vignettes and initials

London: Richard Reily, 1728


Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler