Compositae - Anthemis nobilis. From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt. Compositae
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One of the largest plant families, with over 25.000 species all over the world. It includes shrubs, perennials and annuals. Many are weeds and familiar garden flowers.
Compositae - Achillea lingulata × buglossis + Achillea clypeolata
From: Flora and sylva. A monthly review for lovers of garden, woodland, tree or flower; new and rare plants, trees, shrubs, and fruits; the garden beautiful, home woods, and home landscape by William Robinson (editor).
London, the editor, 1904, volume 2, no. 16. Chromolithograph after painting by H.G. Moon (sheet 233 x 320 mm). Slightly foxed. Finely illustrated uncut text of half issue enclosed.
€ 90
All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. Among the artists whom he employed was Henry Moon, who struck a new and personal, if not entirely healthy, note in botanical illustration. … (Blunt & Stearn). Of the well-produced monthly journal Flora and sylva, printed on hand-made paper, only 3 volumes with 66 colour-plates after paintings by Henry George Moon were published.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 238-240; Nissen BBI 2251.
Compositae - Achillea millefolium
From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, [1858-1863], 1. edition, volume 3, plate 19e. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 215 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 90
Berg was professor of pharmaceutical botany at Berlin University. Schmidt both drew and lithographed the plates. He was a prolific artist who illustrated many of the German botanical works of the 19th century. Jackson describes this work, a survey of plants used in the Prussian pharmacopoeia, as A thoroughly good book, probably the very best of its class; both in text and illustrations.
* Pritzel 646; Jackson p. 203*; Nissen BBI 139; Stafleu & Cowan 10.873.
Compositae - Achillea millefolium. From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Compositae - Achillea millefolium
From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
London, the author, [1775-] 1777-1798. Hand-coloured engraving (sheet 315 x 500). Text enclosed.
€ 195
Though William Curtis was not one of the great scientists, his name is writ large in English botany. Trained as an apothecary, he turned to gardening and then the description and illustration of plants. In his Flora Londinensis he presented an impressive record of wildflowers growing within ten miles of London, including many no longer found there; and in his Botanical Magazine (1786 to date) he offered those exotics which Englishmen were pleased to grow in their gardens. … this splendid, complicated, basic English flora … (Hunt). Most of the plates are unsigned, but the artists involved were James Sowerby, Sydenham Teast Edwards and William Kilburn.
* Pritzel 2004; Dunthorne 87; Blunt & Stearn p. 185; Nissen BBI 439; Great flower books p. 54; Hunt 650; Henrey 595; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.
Compositae - Achillea millefolium. From: Flora londinensis by William Curtis.
Compositae - Achillea millefolium
From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1834, new edition, volume 5, plate 237. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slight foxing and lower margin stained. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Most attractive French medical flora. The beautiful plates are by Pierre Jean François Turpin and by E. Panckoucke, pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté and wife of the publisher. "Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. …” (Blunt & Stearn). This is a new edition in larger format with ample margins.
* Pritzel 1679; Dunthorne 78; Blunt & Stearn p. 180; Great flower books p. 53; Nissen BBI 349; Stafleu & Cowan 1091.
Compositae - Achillea millefolium: From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Compositae - Ageratum Perle bleue + Perle blanche
From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Gand [Gent], Bureau de la Revue, 1883, volume 9, plate 4. Chromolithograph (sheet 165 x 257 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 40
Belgian monthly, published from 1875-1914 giving general information about horticulture, new introductions and varieties, exhibitions etc. Most colour-plates were drawn and lithographed by P. de Pannemaeker, one of the leading artists of this time when Gent became the horticultural centre of the continent.
* not in Nissen BBI.
Compositae - Ageratum Perle bleue + Perle blanche. From: Revue de l’horticulture belge et étrangère by Frédéric Burvenich, Oswald de Kerchove de Denterchem, Édouard Pynaert, Émile Rodigas, Émile Rodigas, August van Geert & H.J. van Hulle (editors).
Compositae - Anacyclus pyrethrum - Anacyclus officinarum
From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, [1858-1863], 1. edition, volume 4, plate 34e. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 215 x 278 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 135
Berg was professor of pharmaceutical botany at Berlin University. Schmidt both drew and lithographed the plates. He was a prolific artist who illustrated many of the German botanical works of the 19th century. Jackson describes this work, a survey of plants used in the Prussian pharmacopoeia, as A thoroughly good book, probably the very best of its class; both in text and illustrations.
* Pritzel 646; Jackson p. 203*; Nissen BBI 139; Stafleu & Cowan 10.873.
Compositae - Anacyclus officinarum. From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Compositae - Anacyclus pyrethrum - Anthemis pyrethrum
From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1834, new edition, volume 5, plate 287. Hand-coloured engraving by Lambert jeune after Turpin (sheet 158 x 259 mm; impression 122 x 190 mm). Slightly browned. Text enclosed.
€ 40
Most attractive French medical flora. The beautiful plates are by Pierre Jean François Turpin and by E. Panckoucke, pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté and wife of the publisher. "Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775-1840) was possibly the greatest botanical genius of all the French botanical painters of his day … In particular, his drawings of botanical details have rarely been surpassed. …” (Blunt & Stearn). This is a new edition in larger format with ample margins.
* Pritzel 1679; Dunthorne 78; Blunt & Stearn p. 180; Great flower books p. 53; Nissen BBI 349; Stafleu & Cowan 1091.
Compositae - Anacyclus pyrethrum - Anthemis pyrethrum. From: Flore médicale by Chaumeton, Francois Pierre, Jean Louis Marie Poiret & Jean Baptist Joseph Chamberet.
Compositae - Anacyclus pyrethrum - Anacyclus officinarum
From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Gera-Utermhaus, Fr.Eugen Köhler, 1887, 1. edition, volume 2, plate 112. Chromolithographed plate (sheet 219 x 299 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 55
Köhler’s magnum opus was published in parts from 1883-1898. The first volume was finished in 1887, eight years after his death. The set of three volumes with 283 colour-plates was a noteworthy achievement and included European plants of medicinal interest. From the botanical standpoint the finest and most useful series of illustrations of medicinal plants (Great flower books). The beautiful colour-plates after illustrations by Walther Müller and C.F. Schmidt, which were skillfully rendered in lithography by E. Günther.
* Nissen BBI 1085; Great flower books p. 62; Stafleu & Cowan 3806.
Compositae - Anacyclus pyrethrum - Anacyclus officinarum From: Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte. Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, british pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America by Hermann Adolph Koehler.
Compositae - Anacyclus radiatus - Anthemis valentina
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1830, volume 3, plate 231. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 75
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt & Stearn).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt & Stearn pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Compositae - Anacyclus radiatus - Anthemis valentina. From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Compositae - Anaphalis margaritacea - Gnaphalium margaritaceum
From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
London, R. Taylor, J. Sowerby, etc., 1809, volume 29, plate 2018. Hand-coloured engraving by James Sowerby (sheet 145 x 237 mm). Text enclosed. Slight offset.
€ 45
One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby’s English botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress written by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith, … (Henrey II p. 141). James Sowerby, who was the first of several members of this family who became noted as authors and illustrators of books on natural history, lived from 1757-1822. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and soon turned to botanical illustration. His first work was for William Curtis’s Flora Londinensis and his Botanical magazine.
* Pritzel 8789; Dunthorne 291; Blunt & Stearn pp. 190-192; Nissen BBI 2225; Great flower books p. 76; Hunt 717; Henrey 1366; Stafleu & Cowan 12.221.
Compositae - Anaphalis margaritacea - Gnaphalium margaritaceum. From: English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants by James Edward Smith.
Compositae - Antennaria dioica - Gnaphalium dioicum
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1844, volume 8, plate 589. Hand-coloured engraving (uncut, unpressed sheet 247 x 303 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 65
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision (later assisted by Herman Christiaan van Hall, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel and Johannes Everhardus van der Trappen). When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Nissen BBI 2247; Great flower books p. 63; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Compositae - Antennaria dioica - Gnaphalium dioicum. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops, Herman Christiaan van Hall and others.
Compositae - Antennaria plantaginifolia
From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Boston, L. Prang, 1879, volume 2, plate 8. Chromolithograph by Louis Prang after Alois Lunzer (sheet 174 x 254 mm). Marginal foxing. Text enclosed.
€ 25
Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), a British-born nurseryman, was Kew gardener in 1846-1848; from 1853 at Germantown (Philadelphia). He was the editor of the Gardener’s monthly and the founder of Meehan’s monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany, etc. The nice chromolithographed plates after paintings by Alois Lunzer and lithographed by Louis Prang, who published many books on natural history.
* Nissen BBI 1331; Stafleu & Cowan 5783.
Compositae - Antennaria plantaginea - Antennaria plantaginifolia. From: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural, and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan.
Compositae - Anthemis arvensis
From: Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry by Thomas Martyn.
London, F.P. Nodder, [1793], volume 3, plate 73. Hand-coloured engraving by Frederick Polydore Nodder (sheet 122 x 225 mm with marginal fold). Text enclosed.
€ 30
Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1777-1800), Botanic Painter to Queen Charlotte, made illustrations for Erasmus Darwin’s Botanic Garden, and a number of delicate little plates for T. Martyn’s Flora Rustica … (Blunt & Stearn). The plates were not only drawn and engraved by Nodder, but also coloured under his direction. Thomas Martyn was professor of botany at Cambridge.
* Pritzel 5929; Dunthorne 196; Blunt & Stearn p. 151; Nissen BBI 1291; Great flower books p. 67; Hunt 721; Henrey 1023; Stafleu & Cowan 5570.
Compositae - Anthemis arvensis. From: Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry by Thomas Martyn.
Compositae - Anthemis austriaca
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1830, volume 3, plate 230. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt & Stearn).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt & Stearn pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Compositae - Anthemis austriaca. From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Compositae - Anthemis cotula
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1822, volume 4, plate 284. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 240 x 293 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 95
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision. When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Great flower books p. 63; Nissen BBI 2247; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Compositae - Anthemis cotula. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Compositae - Anthemis cotula
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1830, volume 3, plate 229. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 65
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt & Stearn).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt & Stearn pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Compositae - Anthemis cotula. From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Compositae - Anthemis cretica
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1830, volume 3, plate 227. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt & Stearn).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt & Stearn pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Compositae - Anthemis maritima
From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Paris, the author, 1830, volume 3, plate 226. Unsigned stipple-engraving in colour by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire finished by hand (uncut and unbound sheet 175 x 265). Text enclosed in photocopy.
€ 70
Very rare work, which was published in parts from 1828-1833 in 6 volumes by the French botanist and artist Jaume Saint-Hilaire (1772-1845). It was planned to issue 800 plates but the regular publication was terminated with plate 544. Among those who worked under van Spaëndonck or Redouté, or who based their style on the pure water-colour technique which Redouté learned from his master, may be mentioned Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, Mme Vincent (b. 1786), Jaume-Saint-Hilaire, Chazal and Prêtre. Most of these artists were the equals of Redouté in technical skill, and given his opportunities might have won the same renown. … Jaume-Saint-Hilaire was no less distinguished as a botanist, and his introduction into France of Polygonum tinctorum, which yields a valuable blue dye, was of considerable importance (Blunt & Stearn).
* Pritzel 4404; Dunthorne 160; Blunt & Stearn pp. 180, 182; Nissen BBI 988; Great flower books p. 61; Stafleu & Cowan 3311; Johnston 943.
Compositae - Anthemis maritima. From: La flore et la pomone françaises, ou histoire et figures en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français by Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.
Compositae - Anthemis nobilis
From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, [1858-1863], 1. edition, volume 3, plate 23e. Hand-coloured lithograph (sheet 215 x 280 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 125
Berg was professor of pharmaceutical botany at Berlin University. Schmidt both drew and lithographed the plates. He was a prolific artist who illustrated many of the German botanical works of the 19th century. Jackson describes this work, a survey of plants used in the Prussian pharmacopoeia, as A thoroughly good book, probably the very best of its class; both in text and illustrations.
* Pritzel 646; Jackson p. 203*; Nissen BBI 139; Stafleu & Cowan 10.873.
Compositae - Anthemis nobilis. From: Darstellung und Beschreibung sämtlicher in der Pharmacopoea Borusica aufgeführten offizinellen Gewächse by Otto Carl Berg & Carl Friedrich Schmidt.
Compositae - Anthemis tinctoria
From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1822, volume 4, plate 299. Hand-coloured engraving (unpressed sheet 238 x 295 mm). Text enclosed.
€ 100
The Flora batava, a monumental work forming a beautifully illustrated survey of all indigenous plants in the Netherlands. It was started in 1800 by Jan Kops, a Dutch agronomist and professor of botany at Utrecht. The first 10 volumes constitute all that was prepared and issued under his supervision. When finished at last in 1934, Willem Jan Lütjeharms was the editor for volume 28, in which he concludes that this work has ended now and that publication took longer than any comparable foreign flora: De Flora Batava heeft langer geleefd dan een der met dit werk vergelijkbare buitenlandsche plaatwerken. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Initially copper-engravings were used, followed by lithographs, all coloured by hand, but from volume 25 colour-printing was gradually introduced. Also several artists were involved, but the plates are not signed, nor much information is given about them. The first publisher, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, was renowned for its scientific colour-plate books. Each plate is accompanied by a text in Dutch and French. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. This plate is in the most desirable large 4to format.
* Pritzel 4822; Jackson p. 324; Great flower books p. 63; Nissen BBI 2247; Landwehr 60; Stafleu & Cowan 3874; Johnston 663; A hundred highlights from the koninklijke Bibliotheek 70.
Compositae - Anthemis tinctoria. From: Flora batava by Jan Kops and others.