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Christopher Merrett’s Pinax rerum naturalium britannicarum (1666): annotations to what is believed to be the author’s personal copy.

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Journal publication date10/2006
JournalArchives of Natural History
Journal number2
Volume33
Number of pages11
Pages191-201
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In 1666 Christopher Merrett published Pinax rerum naturalium britannicarum, this essentially being a catalogue of British plant localities known at the time together with a few other items of natural history. What is thought to be the author's personal annotated copy is held in the British Library. These annotations have been examined and the hand-writing compared to surviving examples known to be either of the author or of one of his sons and are now transcribed. Brief biographical notes relating to Merrett and to the background to his production of the Pinax are also given.