A meticulous facsimile reproduction of the Hortus Floridus, a work by seventeenth-century engraver Crispin van de Pass, is generally regarded to be a masterpiece. Filled with more than 100 beautiful, full-page plates of flowers, the book has long been a source of delight for horticulturists and artists. Dover's excellent reproduction in one volume of the two-volume facsimile edition published in the early twentieth century is packed with detailed copperplate engravings of botanical subjects by Crispin van de Pass, a member of a famous family of Dutch engravers.
Book One contains a 'very lively and true Description of the Flowers of the Springe,' among them narcissus, hyacinths, crown imperials, tulips, auriculas, and daffodils.
Book Two describes flowers of summer, autumn and winter--peonies, carnations, pinks, roses, dianthus, sweet william, mallows, lilies, gladiolas, clematis, and more.
For each volume, botanist Eleanour Sinclair Rohde has written an engaging and informative preface to the text--rendered in a calligraphic style--that describes the leaves, flower, seed pods, and root of each blossom. Lovingly and painstakingly prepared.
Part of the Dover Pictorial Archive series.Illustrations:
104 copperplate engravings.Size:
280 x 200 mmCopyright:
Permission Free/Pictorial ArchiveISBN 10