Plate 38: 1. Iris exotica. 2. Iris susiana. Several Iris species.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Sweerts.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) with watermark paper.
Sheet size: 28 x 41 cm (11.02 x 16.14 inch). Image size: 21 x 31 cm. (8.27 x 12.2 inch).
Condition: excellent, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
IRIS EXOTICA-SUSIANA-PL. 38 | DP-A2-001-25
This plate originates from: ‘Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum.’ by Emanuel Sweerts, published by Anthonius Kempner, Frankfurt, 1612. Later editions exist. This specific edition unknown, but 17th c. Valuable, very rare. Artists and Engravers: Author: Emanuel Sweerts (1552-1612). Engravers: Several unidentified engravers.