Antique 1646 Ferrari Botanical Lemon Citrus EngravingAntique 1646 Ferrari Botanical Lemon Citrus EngravingAntique 1646 Ferrari Botanical Lemon Citrus Engraving

Fine Antique Botanical Citrus Fruit Hand Colored Copper Plate Engraving from Giovanni Battista Ferrari’s - Hesperides sive de Malorum Aureorum Cultura et Usu Libri Quatuor - first published in 1646 in Rome. Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655) was an Italian Jesuit and professor in Rome, a botanist, and an author of illustrated botanical books. This work known as the "Citrus Encyclopedia" was the first book of it's kind on citrus fruit. It included studies of citrus fruits — lemons, oranges, limes, citrons - each tied with ribbons labeled with the name of the specimen. This is plate 271: Aliae Formae Citrati Limonis Alios Includentis. It measures approximately 9 1/4" x 13 1/2" and is in very good condition with light toning and foxing in the borders and a soft crease in the upper left corner of the border.

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Antique 1646 Ferrari Botanical Lemon Citrus Engraving

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