Plate Books / Natural History

Price: EUR 100,00

[Colour plates of flowers] [Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm]

Svensk Botanik. Tredje bandet - 12. Häftet n:o 36. (Plate 211-216).

Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Deelen. 1805. 24,5 x 14 cm. Wrapper + 6 text leaves + 6 hand colored engravings + XIV pp. (addendum) + 12 pp (index and corrections).

Original green/gray printed wrapper. Title at the front cover. Spine damaged. Wrapper chipped, with some creases and a few small stains. Interior with the occasional brown spot and creasing. Dogs ears. The front cover, the first text leaf and two plates are loose.

This is the twelvth part of the third volume of Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" (Swedish Botany) published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. It was issued in 129 parts containing 774 plates and 1770 text pages altogether. The engravings in the early volumes are known to be of higher quality than in the later. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. After his death several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman. The plates were colored by several women colorists, specially trained for this work. The coloring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality to it. Svensk Botanik is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality. Rare in original wrapper.

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