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SWEERT, Emanuel.

1. Matricaria flore pleno

2. Chrysantheriu Valentinum 3. Cortusa Mathioli flore purpureo 4. flos Adonis Color mali aranti 5. flos Adoni Rubro fl. 6. Graphalium montanu Suaue Rubente fl. Plate 13.

Published: Florilegium. Amsterdam 1647

Stock code: 54532

Price: £300

Sale Price: £120

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Beautiful plate of six flowering plants. The designs are beautifully balanced on the page and the captions elegantly inscribed. Emanuel Sweert was prefect of the gardens of the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. His Florilegium was first printed in Frankfurt by Kempner in 1612 -1614. It was originally a sales catalogue for plants and bulbs from Sweert’s gardens, to be sold at fairs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, but now these very attractive engravings are regarded as fine examples of 17th century botanical illustration and are much collected. Engraved by JANSSON, Jan.

Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 21 x 33.5 cm. (8 x 13 inches).

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