A COLLECTION OF 27 BOTANICAL PLATES, OFFERED IN TWO GROUPS, FROM "PHYTANTHOZA ICONOGRAPHIE."

(Regensburg, 1735-45). Platemarks measuring approximately 335 x 210 mm. (13 x 8 1/4") on sheets of varying sizes, the regular plates about 460 x 295 mm. (18 x 11 5/8"); the Large Paper engravings about 503 x 355 mm. (19 3/4 x 13 5/8"). Platemarks measuring approximately on sheets of varying sizes, the regular plates about 460 x 295 mm. (18 x 11 5/8"); the Large Paper engravings about 503 x 355 mm. (19 3/4 x 13 5/8").

Two groups of very pleasing botanical plates colored by a contemporary hand, 23 of normal size, four from a Large Paper Copy. Sitwell, p. 151. A "regular" plate (though double-page) split into two along the fold, otherwise only trivial defects.

These plates come from one of the most impressive flower books of the period, a four-volume work with 1,025 engravings produced over a period of more than a decade. Sitwell says that the book was "perhaps the most notable example" of fine German natural history productions during the first half of the 18th century. The chief artists involved with the project were J. J. Haid, J. E. Ridinger, B. Seuter, and the famous G. D. Ehret.
(ST7597)

Keywords: Color Plate Books

1,750 for the 23 regular plates; $1,000 for the four Large Paper engravings

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A COLLECTION OF 27 BOTANICAL PLATES, OFFERED IN TWO GROUPS, FROM "PHYTANTHOZA ICONOGRAPHIE."