Plate Books / Natural History

Price: EUR 90,00

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

Svensk Botanik. Andra bandet. - 5. Häftet No. 15. (Plates 85 - 90).

Stockholm. Tryckt hos Notarien Carl Deelen. 1803. 6:o. 25 x 14,5 cm. Wrapper + 6 text leaves + 6 hand colored engravings.

Original grey/ blue printed wrapper. A couple of minor stains to the wrapper. Split spine ends. Interior in very nice condition. No foxing.

This is part five to the second volume of Johan Wilhelm Palmstruchs "Svensk Botanik" (Swedish Botany). It was published in 11 volumes (129 parts)1802-1843. A complete set contains 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. Later several artists made the originals. The engravings were executed by Carl Wilhelm Venus and Johan Gustaf Ruckman. The plates were coloured by several women colourists, specially trained for the work. The colouring 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: 2359