Author: Pastorius Joachim, 1611 - 1681
Title: Florus polonicus seu polonicae historiae epitome nova.
Title in English: The Polish Blossom, or a New Epitome of Polish History.
Dantisci [Dancigas]: typis Andreae Hünefeldi, ; 12°.
Binding: contemporary binding.
The Polish Blossom, or a New Summary of Polish History is a history textbook by Joachim Pastorius (1611–1681), the historiographer of the Ruler of Poland and Lithuania John Casimir Vasa. The history of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish‑Lithuanian Commonwealth is arranged according to the reign of the kings, starting with the 6th century and finishing with the death of Sigismund Augustus in 1572. The book was first published in Leiden in 1641. The third edition was released in Danzig in 1651. The book is bound with other works by Pastorius: The Golden Star, or a Beacon of Morality, Lit Naturally by the Stars (Stella aurea, seu Fax virtutis ex natura stellarum accensa) and Part One of the Collection of Various Things (Sylvarum pars prima), which were published in Danzig in 1656.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 479.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 478-481.