4 botanical engravings - Flora Batava - Quarto 31 cm - Hand colour - Wallflowers, Squirreltail fescue, Narrowfruit cornsalad, Strict forget-me-not - 1823

Description
4 botanical engravings - Flora Batava - Quarto 31 cm - Hand colour - Wallflowers, Squirreltail fescue, Narrowfruit cornsalad, Strict forget-me-not - 1823
Engraving - Not signed - 1823

Superb engraving from the famed Flora Batava

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 25 x 31 cm. The image size is ca. 14 x 22 cm.

Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 12.2 inch. The image size is ca. 5.5 x 8.7 inch.

The first issue of "Flora Batava" was published in Amsterdam in 1800, with illustrations that were provided by artists working under J. C. Sepp & Son. The publisher Jan Christiaan Sepp was not only a Mennonite, but also an engraver, etcher, bookseller, author and illustrator.

The quality of the plates and hand colouring is excellent, and makes it one of the most attractive botanical illustrated plates published in the Netherlands.

Condition: Excellent condition.

Lot details
Artist
4 botanical engravings - Flora Batava - Quarto 31 cm - Hand colour
Title of artwork
Wallflowers, Squirreltail fescue, Narrowfruit cornsalad, Strict forget-me-not - 1823
Year
1823
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
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