Emanuel Sweert produced what is considered the first nurserymen’s catalog and was one of the first artists to depict the bulb distinct from the plant. His plates of flowers were appealingly placed on each page. The copper plate engravings were then hand colored.

FLORILEGIUM AMPLISSUMUM et SELECTISSIMUM. By Emanuel Sweert. Amsterdam, 1612 (1631).

  • Asphodelus Ramosus Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    23-1/4 x 18-1/4 framed
    Price: $1,200
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  • Hyacinth Peruan Hand-colored copperplate engraving
    23-1/4 x 18-1/4 framed
    Price: $1,200
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