Plate 19 1. Muscari flo. Carnei Colo. 2. Hya. botryoides flo. çerulus 4. Muscari flo. purpur 5. Muscari flo. Lutco 6. Muscari Carnei Coloris 7. Muscari al boflore 8. Hya.botryoides maior Gispang [Grape Hyacinths]

Method Copper engraving with hand colouring
Artist Emmanuel Sweert and Jan Jansson
Published Amsterdam, 1612-55
Dimensions Image and plate 342 x 212 mm, Sheet 418 x 262 mm
Notes A plate from Emanuel Sweert's Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum depicting grape hyacinths.

Emanuel Sweert (1552-1612) 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.
Framing mounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 43284