Volkamer Botanical Engraving Framed Citrus Lemon Hesperides ( Hesperides Norimbergenses ). It is inscribed as follows:
pag. 138 b
Limon a Zucheta.
Prospect des Dutschetzeichs.
Johann Christoph, Volkamer,(1644-1720) was a Nurenberg botanist. He is best known for his two-tome book "Nurenberg Hesperides" which illustrates various citrus plants including citron, lemon and bitter orange along with Nurenberg gardens and landscapes. The term Hesperides comes from Greek mythology and roughly translates as a "blissful garden". Click on photos to enlarge and appreciate in detail. Hand colored, matted and framed, ready to display. Printed on early laid paper. In very good condition with minor imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number. We have three of these available, different images, matching frames. This listing is for one. The entire set is also listed separately (see last photo for reference).
Measurements: Frame: 20 1/4" by 16 3/4"; Plate Marks: 12 7/8" by 8 1/8" approximately.