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Bry | Florilegium renovatum et auctum, Frankfurt, 1641, coloured plates, calf gilt

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Bry | Florilegium renovatum et auctum, Frankfurt, 1641, coloured plates, calf gilt

Bry | Florilegium renovatum et auctum, Frankfurt, 1641, coloured plates, calf gilt

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Lot sold:

107,100

GBP

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Johann Theodor de Bry


Florilegium renovatum et auctum. Frankfurt: Matthias Merian, 1641 (-1644)


Folio (308 x 197mm.), additional engraved title-page, double-page engraved plate of the large garden of Johannes Schwindt (the dedicatee) in Frankfurt, 175 (of 176) engraved plates (numbered 1-32 and 1-142, final plate unnumbered, of which 6 double-page), all hand-coloured and enhanced with liquid gold, later manuscript index on 7 pages bound in after title-page, coloured drawing of a cyclamen on blank after plate 71, 4 leaves of drawings of fruits and seeds at end, blank interleavings throughout (with watermark of a foolscap and countermark DV, close to Piccard DE8085-PO-211569, dated 1659), old manuscript pagination (including blank leaves), contemporary calf gilt (the centrepiece older than the roll-tooled borders), rebacked retaining original gilt spine with later green morocco lettering-piece "Florum cultura", lacking letterpress title and all 6 text leaves (containing dedication, preface and a brief description of the garden), lacking plate 50 (of irises), title-page colouring partly adhering to facing blank page, plate of garden repaired along centre fold with slight damage, lower joint breaking

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate


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