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SWEERT, Emanuel.

1.Nar. sive pancratium clusy. 2. scilla marina. 3. Nar scilla minor. 4. Nar sive pancratiu maius hispa.

Plate 33.

Published: Florilegium. Amsterdam 1647.

Stock code: 53373

Price: £355

Sale Price: £142

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Four varieties of minor bulb, two of which are ‘scilla’ or squill. The designs are beautifully balanced on the page and the captions elegantly inscribed. Emanuel Sweert’s 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. Sweert was prefect of the gardens of the Emperor Rudolf II. Engraved by JANSSON, Jan.

Copper engraving. Later colour. In fine condition with good margins. Size: 21 x 33.5 cm. (8 x 13 inches)

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