1036. [Botany - Flowers]

[VAN GEEL, Pierre Corneille; DRAPIEZ, Pierre-Auguste Joseph]

Sertum Botanicum, Collection choisie de plantes les plus remarquables par leur élégance, leur éclat ou leur utilité, dédiée à la Reine; par une Société de botanistes [...].

Brussels, Établissement Encyclographique, 1828-1832]

2 vol., folio: 143 pl. (browning and spotting, margins of several pl. reinforced).

Mod. blue cloth, flat spines. Large-margined, untrimmed copy.

Sold as a collection of 143 unnumb. contemp. hand-coloured lithographed plates out of the original edition (600 pl. in a complete set) of this splendid flower book by the Belgian naturalists P.C. Van Geel (1796-1838) and P.-A. Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856), bound together in two volumes, seemingly in no particular order. The pl. are lithogr. by Burggraaff after G. Severeyns. Each plate is followed by a short explanation giving the classification and characteristics of the plant genus and the specificities of the variety.
Ref. Nissen 2386. - Pritzel 566. - Landwehr (Dutch colour plates) 62. - Brunet V:1074.

€ 800 / 1.200

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