Prints / Zoology, Botany & Natural History

Price: EUR 52,50

[Colour plate of flower] Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm

Rosa Villosa. Äpple - Nypon - Buske [published for the work Svensk Botanik].

[Stockholm] [1807] Plate + text leaf, both 21,5 x 12,5 cm. Hand coloured engraving.

A couple of minor stains. Nice condition.

A beautiful print of the Apple Rose/ Rosehip. Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" was published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. It was issued in 129 parts containing 774 plates and 1770 text pages. The engravings in the early volumes are known to be of higher quality than in the later ones. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. After that several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman. The plates were coloured by specially trained women colorists. Svensk Botanik is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality.

Item No: 3392
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