Coma Aurea Afric: Frutic: Fol: Glaucis Et in Extremitate Trifidis
£90.00 Approx $117.34, €103.57
Author: Commelin, Jan
Publisher: Horti Medici Amstelodamensis
Date published: 1697Fig 49. Copper engraving with (later?) hand colouring. Overall size in thick off white museum mountcard mount (and backing of the same material) : 37.8 cms x 52.2cms. Image size: 230mm x 366mm. Very good condition These engravings are a magnificent monument to the Amsterdam Physic Garden, of which Jan Commelin was director.The plants described and figured were collected in Asia, the Americas and South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) by crew members of the merchant ships of the Dutch East and West India companies and donated to the Amsterdam Horticultural Garden, of which Jan Commelin was the director. Many of the plants described were the first specimens introduced in Europe. The plates are engraved after paintings by Johann and Maria Moninck and others.