Antique Print-ACHILLEA NOBILIS-NOBLE YARROW-673-Flora Batava-Sepp-1800

Price: € 29,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Achillea Nobilis.'' - Nr. 673: "Edel Duizendblad". Noble Yarrow (Achillea nobilis).
Condition: Very good, given age. Margin edges lightly browned. A few scattered stains. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Handcoloured engraving on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 25 x 30.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 22.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 12 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 8.9 inch.
Part Number: 65799
Location: A183-27
Description: Includes a description sheet (in Dutch) and a dispersion map for this plant in the Netherlands. One of the plates from the mammoth publication titled 'Flora Batava, of Afbeelding en beschrijving van Nederlandsche Gewassen', published from 1800-1934 by several Dutch publishers, including Loosjes and Nijhoff). In total the 461 periodic issues contained 2240 prints. The initial publisher was J.C. Sepp. The long publication period reflects the change in the technique of its illustrations. Hand coloured copper engravings were initially used, followed by hand coloured lithographs, and finally chromolithography was introduced. Initially the texts and editing work were done by Jan Kops, although several other would follow during the 134-year span in which this work was published.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jan Christiaan Sepp' after an anonymous artist. Jan Christiaan Sepp (Amsterdam, 1739 – 1811) was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver, natural historian and publisher, from a notable family of artists and publishers. Jan Kops (1765-1849) is the author of this work. He was an Anabaptist Dutch agronomist and botanist. His most notable contribution to botany was the founding of the long-lived journal "Flora Batava" in 1800 and contributing text for the first 10 volumes.