Original 17th century, hand colored copper engraving with later hand coloring of Radix, Fabacea, Lilium, and Poligonatum flowers by Emanuel ...
moreOriginal 17th century, hand colored copper engraving with later hand coloring of Radix, Fabacea, Lilium, and Poligonatum flowers by Emanuel Sweert. This illustration is plate #7 from Sweert's "Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum", first published in 1612. This is one of four different Sweert botanicals we have available for sale. Due to the popularity of Sweert's collection, 6 editions of the work were made between 1612 and 1647. Double matted and set under glass in a warm gilded frame, it will make a wonderful rare edition to any collection and wall it graces.
Sweert was a Dutch painter and nurseryman noted for his publication in 1612 at Frankfurt-am-Main of Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum. Sweert prepared his Florilegium as a guide of his available stock to show merchants at the Frankfurt Fair of 1612 which included hand colored plates depicting some 560 bulbs and flowers.
Minor surface scratches on the painted frame. Everything else is in mint condition.
Additional Dimensions: Print: 10.5" x 16" Dimensions above reflect the framed image. less
19.0ʺW × 1.0ʺD × 25.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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