Portrait of the tulip “La Nouvelle” [the new one], copper engraving made by Adam Ludwig Wirsing, for Christoph Jakob Trew‘s “Hortus Nitidissimis Omnem per Annum Superbiens Floribus Sive Amoenissimorum Florum Imagines” [A year in a brilliant garden of exquisite flowers represented in beautiful pictures.] published in three parts between 1750-1786. With original hand-colouring. Size (print) approx. 44 x 26 cm.
Each plate had to picture the flower as beautiful as possible, scientific details were less important. The Hortus Nitidissimis is considered to be one of the most lavishly decorated florilegia. This extensive work is a spectacular display of the most colourful and beautiful flowers that can be grown in European gardens, such as tulips, hyacinths, ranunculus and roses.
Price: Euro 1.250,-