53 Hand-Colored Floral Plates

Nederlandsch Bloemwerk door een Gezelschap geleerden.

Amsterdam: T.B. Elwe, 1794.

Price: $11,500.00

About the item

First edition. Hand-colored title page and 53 hand-colored plates by H. L. Myling after P. T. van Brussel. ii, [2], 125, [6] pp. 4to. 53 Hand-Colored Floral Plates. Contemporary half calf over boards. Nissen 2219; Hunt 733; Dunthorne 215; Landwehr, Dutch Books w/ Colour Plates, 29.

Item #300498

A lovely copy of the first edition. This significant contribution to late eighteenth-century botanical art ably demonstrates the superiority of Dutch horticulture in the period. The 53 plates include stunning illustrations of tulips, hyacinths and auriculas, many of them further adorned by insects. The text includes notes on breeding and distribution.