Citrus Suite From “Hesperides Sive De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Et Usu” [Lemons]
Citrus Suite From “Hesperides Sive De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Et Usu” [Lemons]
Citrus Suite From “Hesperides Sive De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Et Usu” [Lemons]
Citrus Suite From “Hesperides Sive De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Et Usu” [Lemons]
Citrus Suite From “Hesperides Sive De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Et Usu” [Lemons]
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Citrus Suite From “Hesperides Sive De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Et Usu” [Lemons]

1646. Five hand-coloured engravings, each with a caption in image and a plate number “215, 237, 247, 389” and “415” upper right, 30 x 20cm (approx. each). Slight creases, tears and stains to uneven margins. Framed.

Captions read (1) Limon perettae consimilis, (2) Limon a rivo sev rio, (3) Aurantium distortum, (4) Aurantium crispum folio, (5) Limon striatus vulgatior. These plates are from Giovanni Baptista Ferrari’s 1646 book on citrus fruit Hesperides sive de Malorum Aureorum cultura et usu. Libri Quator [“Golden Apples” from The Mythological Garden of the Hesperides].The book is considered to be “one of the most splendid and scientifically precise botanical works of 17th century Europe. Its illustrations, etched by Cornelis Bloemaert, were designed by the foremost artists of the day, including Nicolas Poussin and Guido Reni.” Ref: The Met, Worcester College (UK).

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Item #CL198-2

Price (AUD): $3,950.00  other currencies

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