Plate Books / Natural History

Price: EUR 120,00

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

Svensk Botanik. Första bandet. Häftet n:o 6 (plates 31-36).

Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Delén. 1802. 6:o.. 24 x 14 cm. (12 pp.) + 6 plates.

Original blue/grey wrapper with title at the front cover. Some stains to the wrapper. Short tear at the back cover. A couple of brown stains to the margin of the plates and text leaves.Water stain at the outer margin of one text leaf. Two text leaves with discreet water stain in the margin. One text leaf with discreet water stain into the text area. One text leaf with some dirt at the top. Plates in very nice condition.

This is the sixth part of the first volume of Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" (Swedish Botany) published in eleven volumes 1802-1843. "Svensk Botanik" 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 ones. Up to his death in 1811 Palmstruch painted most of the originals. Later, 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.

Item No: 681