Antique Botanicals from "Hortus Romanus" by Georgio Bonelli

TO OUR OWN DELIGHT AND HOPEFULLY ALSO YOURS' WE CAN NOW ADD ANOTHER BOTANICAL RARITY TO OUR WEBSITE: A FEW PRINTS FROM THE VERY RARE "HORTUS ROMANUS" OF WHICH, BETWEEN 1772 AND 1793 8 VOLUMES WITH 800 ENGRAVED PLATES WERE PUBLISHED. YET THE EDITION WAS VERY SMALL, SO SMALL INDEED THAT EVEN FAMOUS COLLECTIONS (HUNT, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND THE BRITISH LIBRARY) ARE MISSING ONE OR MORE VOLUMES. OF THE FEW COPIES PRINTED ONLY A HANDFUL WERE ORIGINALLY COLORED. AS A MATTER OF FACT IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME THAT, DUE TO THE ABSOLUTE SCARCITY OF THE WORK, NOT EVEN THE ANNOUNCED 300 COPIES WERE ACTUALLY PUBLISHED

THE BEAUTIFUL BOTANICAL RENDERINGS WERE MOSTLY ENGRAVED BY MADDALENA BOUCHARD AFTER THE DRAWINGS BY C. UBERTINI. LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT GIORGIO BONELLI. HE DID WRITE A SHORT INTRODUCTORY TEXT, PUBLISHED IN VOLUME I.

ORIGINAL COPPER ETCHINGS IN ORIGINAL HAND-COLORING.

Prints have some minimal, light scattered spotting on the images.
Small worm holes and worm tracks in some margins.
Special problems will be noted with each descrption.

Page size: 51.3 x 36 cm ( 20.2 x 14.1 ")
Image size: ca 34.5 x 22.5 cm ( 13.6 x 8.8 ")

Margins are wider than shown.

50% Discount on All Hortus Romanus Prints!

"Sedum medium cespitosem Ericae foliis floribus aurcis."
"Ital. Semprevivo. Gall. Joubarbe"

Minor spotting. Small repaired tear on right margin edge.
Almost invisible horizontal centerfold.

$ 150.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241685


"Tithymalus Euphorbium dictus. Euphorbio-Tithymalus aizooides, caule
ramoso procumbente, tetro, et nodoso foliis nudo, florum petalis e candido
roseis, bidentis, et tridentis. Burman. Zeyl. _ Ital. Euforbio. - Gall. Euphorbe"

Minor spotting. Two fine creases on left and right margin edges.

$ 150.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241686


"Eruca perennis, tenuifolia, flore luteo."
Ital. Ruchetta. Gall. Roquette"

( Ruccola, Rocket )

A few light scattered spots.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241689


"Hesperis montana, floribus roseis odoratissimis folius serratis"
"Ital. Giuliana salvatica semplice. Gall. Juliane, ou Juliene"

S few light scattered spots. Thin worm track in lower margin.

$ 190.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241726


"Napus sativa, radice alba"
"Ital. Napo domestico. Gall. Naver"

Light scattered spotting. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241732


"Ranunculus tridentatus vernusflore Simplici violaceo"
Ital. Erba Trinita. Gall. L'Hepatique des Jardins"

Double horizontal centerfold. A few scattered spots.

$ 150.00

Order Nr. HORTUSRMANUS241730


"Belladona, majoribus folius, et floribus"
Ital. Belladonna. Gall. Belladone"

Brown stain in lower right margin corner. Light scattered spotting.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241728


"Amaranthus Indicus spinosus, Spica et caule rubentibus."
"Ital. Amaranto spinoso"

Very minor scattered spotting. Repaired tear in left margin.
Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241688


"Asarina Lobelli Lugd. Hedera saxatilis
magno flore. Ital Asarina"

Light scattered spotting. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 180.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241716


"Cassida"
"Ital. Cassida, e Scutellaria, Gall. La Toque"

Light scattered spotting. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 180.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241721


"Veratrum flore atro-rubente"
"Ital. Elleboro bianco. Gall. Hellebore Blanc"

Minor scattered spotting.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241720


"Melissa humilis, latifolia, maximo flore ex albo purpureo"
"Ital. Meliss montana. Gall. Melisse."

Scattered spotting. Horizontal centerfold.

$ 190.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241719


"Melissa hortensis. Melissa vulgaris, odere Citri"
"Ital Cedronella. Gall. Melisse"

Light scattered spotting.

$ 190.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMNUS241717


"Momordica Zeylanica, pampinea fronde, fructu longiore"
" Gall. Pomme de merveille"
( Bitter Gourd )

Scattered spotting. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 190.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241718


"Granadilla, folio amplo, tricuspidi, fructu Olivae forma"
"Ital. Fior di Passione piccolo. Gall. Fleur de la Passion."

Hardly visible horizontal centerfold. Very minor spots.

$ 240.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241727


"Scorodonis Salvie foliis prte inversa candicantibus floribus flavis in spicas
rariter dispositis eac una, et altera parte vegetantibus"

Hardly visible horizontal centerfold. Scattered spotting. Tiny repaired tear on lower margin edge.

$ 180.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241733


"Ocimum minimum. Ocimum Caro-
phyllatum minus. Ital. Basilico dino garlato. Gall. Basilie"

Scattered spotting. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 180.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241731


"Parnassia palustris, et vulgaris. Gramen Parnassi
albo simplici flore. Ital. Gramica di Parnaso."

Light scattered spotting.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTUSROMANUS241729


Stramonium, fructu spinoso, rotundo, flore violaceo simplici.
Ital. Stramonio. Gall. Pomme epineuse

Horizontal centerfold and some creasing in central area. Repair on lower right margin corner.

$170.00

Order Nr. HORTROMANUS6503


Bupleroides quae Simpla Nobla Canariensium.

This print is very clean. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTROMANUS6504


Abutilon

Print has browning along margin edges. Small, repaired hole in lower right corner.

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HORTROMANUS6501


Euphorbio-Tithymalus, aizooides, caule craso, et ramoso.

Print has a horizontal fold in the center that is not visible from a distance. Two creases on left margin edge.
Browning and reinforcement in lower right margin corner.

$150.00

Order Nr. HORTROMANUS6502 SOLD


Bryonia aspera, sive alba, baccis rubris. Vitis alba, sive Bryonia.
Vite bianca. Coleuvrée, ou Vigne blanche.

Copper etching by Maddalena Bouchard for "Hortus Romanus" by Liberatus Sabbati and edited by N. Martelli. Published in 8 volumes (800 prints) in Rome between 1772 and 1793. Original hand coloring. Rare!

Except for some very light spotting, the image is very clean. Wide margins have some scattered spotting and a few tiny wormholes. In the lower right margin corner is a large brown spot.

Image size: 34.6 x 22.4 cm ( 13.6 x 8.8 ")
Page size: 52.5 x 36 cm ( 20.6 x 14.1 ")

$ 260.00

Order Nr. VEGETABLEHORTUS7004


Cucumis silvestris Asinius dictus T. Cocomero Salvatico.
Cocombre Sauvage

Copper etching by Maddalena Bouchard for "Hortus Romanus" by Liberatus Sabbati and edited by N. Martelli. Published in 8 volumes (800 prints) in Rome between 1772 and 1793. Original hand coloring. Rare!

Except for some light spotting in upper left corner, the image is very clean. Some minimal scattered spotting in margins and a large brown spot in lower right margin corner. The are a few small wormholes in lower margin. In the upper left margin corner are several wormtracks.

Image size: 34.2 x 22 cm ( 13.4 x 8.6 ")
Page size: 52.5 x 36 cm ( 20.6 x 14.1 ")

$ 260.00

Order Nr. VEGETABLEHORTUS7005


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