1823 CHRYSANTHEMUM - Botany - superb 31cm hand coloured engraving from Flora Batava
Superb engraving from the famed Flora Batava
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 25 x 31 cm. The image size is ca. 14 x 22 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 12.2 inch. The image size is ca. 5.5 x 8.7 inch.
The first issue of "Flora Batava" was published in Amsterdam in 1800, with illustrations that were provided by artists working under J. C. Sepp & Son. The publisher Jan Christiaan Sepp was not only a Mennonite, but also an engraver, etcher, bookseller, author and illustrator.
The quality of the plates and hand colouring is excellent, and makes it one of the most attractive botanical illustrated plates published in the Netherlands.