Sale 15BP01 | Lot 173

SWEERT, EMANUEL Florilegium amplissimum et selectissimum

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
SWEERT, EMANUEL  Florilegium amplissimum et selectissimum

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Lot 173
SWEERT, EMANUEL Florilegium amplissimum et selectissimum... BOUND WITH Florilegii Pars Secunda... Amsterdam: John Jans...
... BOUND WITH Florilegii Pars Secunda... Amsterdam: John Jansson, 1620; Frankfurt: Erasmi Kempfferi i.e. Erasmus Kempffer, 1614. Third (?) edition of part one, second edition of part two. Two volumes bound as one, modern half red morocco. 15 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches (39 x 25.5 cm); engraved title, portrait, 34 pp., 67 engraved plates; printed title, 43 plates. Boards separated, worn. The engraved title somewhat finger-soiled, old worming to the lower margin of a portion of the text (most repaired), a few plates with rather unobtrusive dampstaining, several more with small rust-holes (generally neatly restored), but generally a clean copy.
Emanuel Sweert was a Dutch gardener and florist, specializing in exotics, who worked as a prefect of gardens for Emperor Rudolf II. He first issued the Florilegium in 1612, and it was essentially an unpriced sale catalogue of Sweert's plant stock. Roughly 560 different flowers are shown on the 110 plates, which are in part based on the engravings from de Bry's Florilegium of 1611. The book passed through numerous editions, these both being quite early, between 1612 and 1655. Cleveland Collections 207; Nissen BBI 1921; Pritzel 9073.


Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
Sold for $6,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
Sold for $6,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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