Plate Books / Natural History

Price: EUR 90,00

[Colour plates of flowers] [Palmstruch, Johan Wilhelm] Billberg, J[ohan], G[ustaf] / Swartz, O[lof]

Svensk Botanik. Sjunde bandet. - 4. Häfte N:o 76. (Plates 451 - 456).

[Stockholm] [1812 - 1814] 6:o. 23,5 x 13,5 cm. Wrapper + 6 text leaves + 6 hand coloured engravings.

Original blue / grey printed wrapper. Spine reinforced with paper from the period. Slightly weak colours to the plates. No foxing.

This is part four to the seventh volume of Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" (Swedish Botany). It was published in 11 volumes 1802-1843. 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. 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.

Item No: 2285