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Florilegium Novum, Hoc est: Variorum maximeque rariorum Florum ac Plantarum singulariumunà cum suis radicibus & cepis, Eicones diligenter aere sculptae & ad vivum ut plurimum expressae.

Florilegium Novum, Hoc est: Variorum maximeque rariorum Florum ac Plantarum singulariumunà cum suis radicibus & cepis, Eicones diligenter aere sculptae & ad vivum ut plurimum expressae.

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-"Florilegium Novum"

-Full title: "Florilegium Novum, Hoc est: Variorum maximeque rariorum Florum ac Plantarum singulariumunà cum suis radicibus & cepis, Eicones diligenter aere sculptae & ad vivum ut plurimum expressae.New Blumbuch Darinnen allerhand schöne Blumen und frembde Gewächs, mit ihren Wurtzeln undZwiebeln, mehrer theils dem Leben nach in Kupffer fleissig gestochen, zu sehen seind."

-Johan Theodor De Bry -Printed in Oppenheim between 1612-1615

-Quarto 32x19cm -Original 17th century Vellum binding with new ties

-Rare and important copy of De Bry's Florilegium Novum in original Vellum binding

-Collation: Title page, 3 dedication pages, 54 copper plates numbered from 41-92 + 1 unnumbered, 25 blank pages.

-Some water stains and occasional repair with cellotape. Tightlybound with some fraying to pages.

-1 plate with colouring (?more recent)

 

This is a hugely important early flower book printed in between 1611-16. One of the most stunning flower books of the 17th century, it contains pictures of peonies, irises, sunflowers, and more exotic plants of America (cactuses) and the East (Ginger and Pineapples). The images were derived from the contemporary flower books of Vallet, Besler and van de Pas. The collation is not straightforward as the work was published in 5 different stages, The first publication of 1611 contained plates 1-54, the second in 1613 plates 55-79, the Third in 1614 80-90, and the fourth in 1615 91-114. Parts were often sold separately and this copy contains the complete second and third parts, and sections of the first and fourth parts. These separate sections can be seen by the text headings on plates 55 and 91 for parts 2 and 4. A rare opportunity to obtain this beautiful flower book which is over 400 years old and contains 54 plates in an original vellum binding. 

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