Malva hortensis from 1692 is what plant?

Klaus Peper peper at
Mon Nov 13 02:56:47 EST 1995

The first western written notice on camellia is in G. 
Meister: Der orientalisch-Indianische Kunst- und 
Lustgärtner, Dresden 1692. Meister compared the camellia 
flower with Malva hortensis. How can I spot the valid name 
of this malva?
Klaus Peper

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