Old botany books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries (and maybe also some later ones ?) enumerating lists of species use to give references to their own sources as abbreviations of one or few truncated words and sometime numbers.
For example : C.B.Pin.316. or H.Mal.6.79 or Prod.Par.Bat. (see highlighted parts in the following screenshot extract)
The meaning of these abbreviations may have been clear to the scholar of these times, but are quite enigmatic to non initiated peoples. And I could'nt find within the books any intelligible list of these references.
I would like to know if there is a somewhat comprehensive list of such abbreviations giving the full wording of the references so that it could be possible to look up for it. Browsing internet with just the abbreviation mostly give meaningless results from popular websites (many in social networks ...).
I did find out the meaning of some of theses abbreviations :
for instance : C.B.Pin. means Caspari Bauhini Pinax Theatri Botanici, which is this book : https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/713 and the number (here 316) give the page where the plant was listed in this book.
But there is a huge number of these enigmatic references, so some help would be really wellcome.
I looked at the International Plant Name Index (IPNI), but it does not seem to have result for these abbreviations.
I searched the web for
"prelinnean book abbreviations", which return one result of some interest but not giving anything near my desired list.
"prelinnean references", which lead me to this article : C.E. Hutchings, 1903. A supplementary catalogue of the Sturtevant prelinnean library. Miss. Bot. Gard. An. Rep. 1903, pp 233-316. but theses are only full wording of old book, without the abbreviated forms so that it's quite impossible (or very difficult) to use such material for the purpose of my problem.
I also tried combinations involving such words as "old botany books" "old references in botany books" but could'nt find nothing suitable.