Untitled (Plate 220B)

Johann Christoph Volckamer

Published by Nuremberg, 1713
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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Johann Christoph Volckamer (1644-1720), was a wealthy Nuremberg merchant who owned numerous orchards, as was fashionable among the upper class in the 18th century. In 1713 Volckamer employed artists and engravers to illustrate his fruits, over one hundred plates in all, which he published as Nurnbergische Hesperides. Volckamer’s spectacular illustrations are based on Giovanni Battista Ferrari’s Hesperides, which was the first book entirely devoted to citrus fruit and one of the most splendid baroque botanical books. Illustrated by many of the most noted classical painters of the 17th century, Ferrari’s Hesperides had a profound impact on contemporary botanical knowledge of citrus fruits and their classifications. Volckamer, however, added different landscape settings below his citrus fruits, which seem to hover above in the skies taking Ferrari’s relatively scientific model in a new illustrative direction. The settings include formal gardens and classical villas, perhaps in order to illustrate the places in which the fruits were cultivated, or simply to add a decorative element to the representations. Volckamer’s distinctive images, therefore, were not only of scientific interest, but of considerable aesthetic appeal. This hand-colored engraving is in the Volckamer style with numerous types of flowers floating above the receding countryside below. This plate is in very good condition, with only slight staining in the margins, a few small marks on the plate and evidence of binding on the left edge. Bookseller Inventory # sf005047435h01

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Title: Untitled (Plate 220B)

Publisher: Nuremberg

Publication Date: 1713

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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