Sidereon sive Serpentaria Mirabilis Montana - Munting (1696)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring. on A verge type of hand-laid paper. paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few small spots. Small crease bottom right corner, outside image. Irregular left edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1696
  • Overall size: 9,6 x 15,2 inch
  • Image size: 8,4 x 12,8 inch

€ 174,50($ 205.37 / £ 159.33)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Sidereon sive Serpentaria Mirabilis Montana' - This original old antique print shows the Sagittaria sagittifolia also called arrowhead.

This plate originates from: ''Naauwkeurige Beschryving der Aardgewassen, Waar in de veelerley Aart en bijzondere Eigenschappen der Boomen, Heesters, Kruyden, Bloemen, Met haare Vrugten, Zaden, Wortelen en Bollen, Neevens derzelver waare Voort-Teeling, gelukkige Aanwinning, en heylzaame Genees-Krachten, Na een veel-jarige Oeffening en eigen Ondervinding, In drei onderscheide Boeken, naauwkeuriglijk beschreeven worden; Door den Heer...', by A. Munting, published by Pieter vander Aa and Francois Halma Utrecht and Leiden, 1696. This work enjoyed particular success, at least in part due to the novelty of the plates, which in a radical departure from the iconography of the traditional florilegium, presented its plant species against a charming series of landscape backgrounds The illustrations are remarkable for their elegance and originality.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Abraham Munting'.