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Horti medici Amstelodamensis rariorum… [On the Rarities of the Amsterdam Medical Garden], 2 vols, 1697 and 1701

The botanist Jan Commelin was a specialist in exotic plants and helped to establish the botanical garden in Amsterdam (the ‘Hortus Medicus’) where such species were cultivated. These catalogues of the garden were prepared at the time when Merian would have been visiting the garden. Jan’s nephew Caspar Commelin was one of the early curators of the botanical garden, and helped Merian by providing botanical information for the 'Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium'.

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