Set of Four Copper Plate Engravings by Dutch Botanical Engraver, Crispin De Passe (1565-1637)
c. 1st Quarter 17th Century
A set of four copper plate engravings from the original plates called "HORTUS FLORIDUS" by Dutch botanical engraver, Crispin De Passe (1565-1637);
Information located on back of engravings:
"Sotheby's evaluation concludes that 'this famous Dutch florilegium contains some of the best copper plate figures of plants ever produced.' This is a very rare work, which helps to explains its relative obscurity amongst the 'wanted' lists of today's collectors. Publish: Holland 1614"
These are priced individually at $900 each.
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