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BOTANY, ESPECIALLY SOUTH AFRICAN, THE PROPERTY OF JOHN VENN, SINGAPORE

Schneevoogt, George Voorhelm
ICONES PLANTARUM RARIORUM. HAARLEM: C. PLAAT, [1792]-1793-[1795]
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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BOTANY, ESPECIALLY SOUTH AFRICAN, THE PROPERTY OF JOHN VENN, SINGAPORE

Schneevoogt, George Voorhelm
ICONES PLANTARUM RARIORUM. HAARLEM: C. PLAAT, [1792]-1793-[1795]
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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Schneevoogt, George Voorhelm
ICONES PLANTARUM RARIORUM. HAARLEM: C. PLAAT, [1792]-1793-[1795]
FIRST EDITION, folio (450 x 280mm.), half-title, title in Latin and Dutch, text in Latin, Dutch, French and Dutch, 48 engraved plates, all but one coloured by hand, contemporary half roan, binding with slight wear to extremities
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Provenance

Cleveland Botanical Collection, sale, Christie's New York, 4 December 2014, lot 170

Literature

Cleveland Herbal 620; Great Flower Books, p.75; Hunt 728; Nissen BBI 1784; Stafleu TL2 10.931

Catalogue Note

Described by Great Flower Books as “the finest eighteenth-century Dutch botanical book; [it] illustrates plants grown in the famous Voorhelm and Schneevoogt nursery at Haarlem”. The plates were engraved after drawings by Hendrik Schwegman and are notable for the number of Cape plants illustrated, including a number of ericas.

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