1.Sesamoides magnu Cordi flo Virid. Color 2. Heleborusniger.flo.albo. 3. Calceolus Marieflo. flavo 3. Helebor niger feruleceus flo Luteo.
A beautiful print of four species of flower: Two varieties of hellebore, yellow ladies slipper, and one other. 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.
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Copper engraving. Later colour. In fine condition with good margins. Mounted size: 41.5 x 55.5cm. Size: 21 x 33.5 cm. (8 x 13 inches)