Prints > natural history > sweert e. > NATURAL HISTORY - Sweert E.Echino melo Cactos - Ficus Indica Spinosa - Euforby tenella planta - Euphorbiu Gerei effigie - Copper engraving, old coloured by hand, refreshed. Plate 1 from: Florilegium, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1612. Plate mark: 34x21cm, sheet size: 40.5x27 cm. Light age-tone.
In 1612, Emanuel Sweert (1552-1612), a Dutch florist, issued this florilegium at Frankfurt-am-Main, with engravings that he copied from de Bry's "Florilegium" of 1611. The work served as both a picture-book of plants and a sale catalogue of the plants that he stocked and which could be purchased at the stall he rented at the Frankfurt Fair.
Item number: 8975
Price: 250 Euro
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