Botanical Prints by Matthaeus Merian

Matthaeus Merian (1593 Basel - Bad Schwalbach 1650), famous for his "Topographies" and his "Theatrum Europeum" was also a very distinguished engraver and publisher of many other varieties of books and prints. Here we get to know him an author of simply wonderful descriptions of plants and flowers used in medicine. His specialty was to set the flowers oversize into a landscape, adorning the print with flying ribbon in which the name of the plant or flower is engraved. The book in which these little gems were published was called "Die fruchtbringende Gesellschaft", published in Frankfurt on the Main in 1646 or, in a rather helpless translation "the fruit-carrying society". We show here, for your information, a full page as it appeared in the book and restrain ourselves to show the rest just as images.

Page measures: ca. 33.2 x 19.8 cm (13 x 7.8 "). Images measure ca. 12.1 x 10.4 cm ( 4.7 x 4.1 "). The images find themselves in different positions on the book page. For framing the text will have to be folded under the matting. The text is in Old German and gives botanical information and medicinal use of the plants. Some backside text showing in prints. A few spots and creases. Special faults are mentioned.

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Ligustium - Liebstoeckel

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Plantago - Wegrich

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Hedera terrestris-Gundelreben

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Portulaca - Burtzel Kraut

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Ruta - Rauten

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Tribulg - Wassernuess


Sedum Minus - Katzen treublen

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Jacea - Flockblum


Ammi - Ammey-Kraut

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Borrago - Burretsch

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Trifolium - Klee Kraut

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Rhabarbarum - Rhabarbar

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Pulmonaria - Lungenkraut

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Nymphea - Weisse Seeblum

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Geranium - Storkschnabel

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Cucumis asininus - Esels Kuerbs

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Apium Dulce-Seleri
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Katze-Sedum Minus

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Botanical Index - Various pages of botanical prints!

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