Plate Books / Natural History

Price: EUR 150,00

[Colour plates of flowers] Kongl. Vetenskaps acadmien

Svensk Botanik (..). Nionde bandet. 4 - 6. Häftena N:o 100, 101 och 102.

Stockholm. Texten tryckt i Upsala hos Palmblad & C. 1825. 6:o. 26 x 16 cm. (36 pp.) + 17 hand coloured engravings (of 18). Plate 596 Orobanche major is missing.

Original printed wrapper. Fine condition.

Beautiful flower plates published for the work "Svensk Botanik", which was issued 1802 - 1843 in eleven volumes. Here we have three out of twelve parts to volume nine, contained in a single wrapper, as issued. Svensk Botanik is the most famous work on botany ever published in Sweden and of the highest quality. The colouring has a wonderful "light" nordic quality to it. The creator Johan Wilhelm Palmstruch died in 1811 and the work was continued by others. The present ninth volume was published by "Kongl. Vetenskapsakademien".

Item No: 3478